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Edgar Wright obtained permission to use the famous theme song from the SNES game, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991), by writing a letter to Nintendo, saying that it is considered to be "the nursery rhyme of this generation". He was also allowed to use the Seinfeld (1989) theme song for a sitcom-style sequence.
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The four cast members that made up the band "Sex Bob-Omb" spent several weeks learning how to play together as a band. Mark Webber, Alison Pill and Johnny Simmons all had to learn their instruments from scratch, while Michael Cera had to "dumb down" his bass playing in order to not outshine his band mates.
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Anna Kendrick, as the character Stacey Pilgrim, wears the actual name badge of the real-life Stacey, on whom the comic creator, Bryan Lee O'Malley, based the character. (In one of the DVD commentaries, Kendrick specifically asks that someone add this trivia to IMDb.)
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Whenever the moon is shown, it is full and there is a hole in it. Ramona's third boyfriend, Todd Ingram, is mentioned in flashback to have punched the hole there for her when they dated. In the graphic novel, Todd punches a second hole in the moon for Envy Adams.
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Edgar Wright has stated the movie was done in the style of a Musical, but instead of the characters breaking into song and dance, they break into a fight. The battle between Scott Pilgrim and Matthew Patel is done in the style of a Bollywood fight scene.
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead actually memorized ALL of the kinds of tea that her character rambles. Some crew members kept offering for her to just read it from a piece of paper, but she insisted on learning it all.
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When Ramona asks Scott how old Knives is, the roulette wheel in his mind has the following choices: "She's Nobody", "She's Forty!", "Idiot!", "No Speaka English", "When's Dinner", "Uhh...", "Tell Pac Man Story", "No, You Are", "Pass Out", "It Was Nothing", "Who Her?" and "I Gotta Pee".
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When Scott opens the door to receive his package, Michael Cera actually did throw the package over his shoulder into the bin after 30-odd takes (most of which are seen on the "outtakes" of the DVD). However, the signature shown on-screen was a visual effect superimposed onto the paper.
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At the party where he talks to Ramona for the first time, Scott holds up a very badly drawn picture of Ramona and asks if anyone has seen her. Director Edgar Wright said Scott was originally supposed to hold up a picture of Ramona from the comic book series, but felt the silly drawing Scott holds up was more comedic.
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The original concept for "Scott Pilgrim" is based around 2 premises. The first was the idea of "What if, after a life of playing fighting games, someone confronted you and you actually had the ability to fight like a "Street Fighter" character?" The second concept came about when Bryan Lee O'Malley was dating his future wife, Hope Larson. When he learned that she had dated three different guys named Matthew, O'Malley came up with the idea of a League of Matthews. This idea developed into the League of Evil Exes. Matthew Patel is the only Evil Ex to keep the name Matthew.
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At one point during the battle between Scott and Lucas Lee, a fake New York City backdrop is ripped open to reveal the Toronto skyline. This is referencing the fact that many film productions use Toronto as a location and 'disguise' it to look like New York or some other American city.
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Edgar Wright told his casting director not to hire any English actors as this was his first North American film. Satya Bhabha, who played Matthew Patel, successfully passed the audition with a non-English accent. Bhabha later revealed he was from London, England.
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The star on Ramona's bag changes in accordance with her hair color.
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The 8-bit Universal logo at the beginning of the film was Edgar Wright's idea; it was then designed by his brother Oscar Wright, the concept designer and storyboard artist on the film. The logo seen in the final film was actually only a first-draft. It was not yet considered finished when test screenings began, but audiences reacted so positively to it that it was decided that no further work need be done.
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At the first Battle of the Bands and when fighting the first evil ex, Scott is seen wearing a "Plumtree" t-shirt. Plumtree is an all-girl indie rock band that released the song "Scott Pilgrim" on their 1998 album, 'Predicts the Future'. The song became the inspiration for Bryan Lee O'Malley to create the graphic novel's title character.
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When Scott first approaches Ramona at the party, a light switch is visible on a wall, seven feet above the ground near the ceiling. The party scene was filmed at a frat house in Canada, and the light switch puzzled the director as well as the crew.
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To avoid an R-Rating, the word "Fuck", said by Envy to Julie, had to be bleeped out because Scott Pilgrim calls Todd Ingram a "cocky-cock" earlier in the film.
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The stunt doubles of Lucas Lee are the actual stunt doubles for actor Chris Evans. Only a quarter of the doubles resemble Evans.
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Originally, the film only had a title card at the beginning. It was Quentin Tarantino who suggested to Edgar Wright, late in the stage of post-production, that there should be a pre-title credit sequence. Otherwise the remaining ensemble of characters, yet to be introduced, would have been introduced in a much more rapid succession. The audience might have been overwhelmed with the introduction of characters and plot. With a pre-title sequence the audience is given a chance to relax and have a firmer grasp on the beginning of the film. Wright considered this and agreed, liking the idea that the first scene would now be a prologue.
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The Canadian band Broken Social Scene wrote the two 4 second songs ("we hate you, please die" and "I'm so sad, so very, very, sad") for Crash and the Boys. Metric, another Canadian band wrote the song "Black Sheep" which is performed by Scott's rival band The Clash at Demonhead.
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Like the graphic novel, Scott Pilgrim is seen wearing a t-shirt with the letters "SP" in a heart. While these are Scott's initials, the design is the logo for the band Smashing Pumpkins, an influence of creator Bryan Lee O'Malley. Scott is also seen wearing a "Zero" t-shirt, an iconic shirt often worn by Smashing Pumpkins lead singer Billy Corgan. Additionally, one of the film's acts is titled "The Infinite Sadness" which is a reference to the Smashing Pumpkins' 1995 album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.
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When Scott and his friends are walking to Julie's party, there is a building in the background with a lit-up "Flight Center" sign - the L, however, is flickering, so it actually reads "Fight Center".
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The film is heavily inspired by and features numerous references to Nintendo, such as the use of names, imagery, sound effects and music from classic Nintendo games, and scenes featuring various Nintendo video game consoles. Ironically, the video game adaptation of the film, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game (2010), was only released for Playstation 3 and XBOX 360.
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Kim Pine (Alison Pill) only blinks once during the entire movie. Apart from that, she only breaks her gaze three times - she lowers her eyes twice and has her eyes closed when announcing Sex Bob-Omb for the last time.
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As a clue to the fights with Evil Exes that Scott will have to endure, there are many "X"s present in the film. Tracks in the snow, shadows on the swing sets all forming the letter "X", as does, ultimately, the X-Men patch on Scott's coat and surrounding "pedestrian crossing" signs.
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In the record store, when Knives picks up The Clash at Demonhead, Scott throws the CD onto another rack, and the Beck album 'Odelay' is visible. Beck wrote "Ramona" and composed the music for Sex Bob-Omb.
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In the film Scott Pilgrim is 22 years old and his sister, Stacey Pilgrim, is 18. In real life actor Michael Cera is nearly 3 years younger than actress Anna Kendrick. Likewise, Ellen Wong, who plays 17 year old Knives Chau, is actually 3 years older than Cera.
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Keita Saitou and Shôta Saitô, who play Evil Exes number 5 & 6, spoke little to no English, and the director said directing them during their fight scene was a challenge. Edgar Wright had to use hand gestures and other crude means to communicate with the actors.
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Ramona's hair colours correspond with the colors of the three goddesses from the The Legend of Zelda (1986) series: pink = Din, blue = Nayru, green = Farore.
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Michael Cera admitted that whilst filming in the record store he ended up buying a lot of albums.
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When Julie is listing the girls whose hearts Scott has broken, she mentions two named Lisa and Hollie. Lisa and Hollie were two secondary characters in the graphic novels that weren't featured in the movie (Lisa went to school with Scott and Kim; Hollie was Kim's co-worker and roommate).
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Envy Adams' band, "The Clash at Demonhead", is named after a lesser known Nintendo Entertainment System game, "Clash at Demonhead", which was released in the US in 1990. The name is also a play on the influential punk band, The Clash.
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One of the evil exes is portrayed by Mae Whitman who previously played the girlfriend of Michael Cera's character in Arrested Development (2003).
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Each time Ramona's hair and clothes change color so does Scott's color scheme. When he first meets her at Julie's party her hair is pink and her shirt is pink with blue accent, he's standing next to her wearing pink tee showing beneath a blue outer shirt. The night she shows up at the apartment with blue hair and blue shirt under her coat, shortly after when they go meet Wallace at Lucas Lee's shoot Scott is standing next to her again wearing a blue inner jacket and later when they are walking down the street together with coffee her outer coat is blue and so is his. Then one final time when she's been taken by Gideon her hair and shirt are green, when Scott suits up to rescue her he's wearing a green shirt with green and white wristbands.
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There are several subtle digs at aspects of hipster culture and the perceived pretentiousness of the music industry throughout the film (when an individual makes transparent efforts to appear smarter or ahead of everyone else):
  • After just witnessing Clash at Demonhead play on stage, Young Neil casually states that: "...you should see them live. They're much better live."
  • Upon Scott's first entrance into the Chaos Theater, Comeau can be overheard saying: "Their first album, is much better than... their first album."
During Scott's second entrance into the Chaos Theater, Comeau is saying to the same group of people: "...It's just that, the comic book is better than the movie."
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Kim Pine becomes visibly upset when she finds out that the rival band "Crash and the Boys" has a girl drummer. All drummers in the movie are girls.
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Early in the film, when Sex Bob-Omb are practicing in the house, their amps have logos that read "Lame Brand". Near the end, when they are performing at the Chaos Theater (presumably with some big-label money behind them), their nicer outfits are accompanied by amps with logos that read "Sweet Brand".
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The movie's title comes from the second volume of the graphic novel series. The movie is, however, an adaptation of all six volumes and not that one particular volume. The first book was titled 'Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life' and was the working title of the movie.
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During the editing process, Edgar Wright showed filmmakers Quentin Tarantino, Jason Reitman, and Kevin Smith a rough cut of the film, to which they responded positively.
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During the first fight scene, Young Neil is wearing a Sloan t-shirt. Chris Murphy, vocalist and bassist for the band Sloan, served as the music performance supervisor by making sure the actors knew how to play their own instruments for the camera.
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Scotts "extra life" icon and the sprite animation in the ending titles were designed for the movie by Paul Robertson, who also designed the character artwork of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game (2010) for Ubisoft.
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Sex Bob-Omb has two members - Stephen Stills and Young Neil - whose character names recall members of Crosby Stills Nash & Young - Neil Young and Stephen Stills.
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The amount that Scott wins after defeating Matthew Patel, plus the extra change Ramona lends him, adds up to the cost of a ride on the Toronto transit system at the time the film was made.
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The name of Scott Pilgrim's band, Sex Bob-Omb, is a reference to the Nintendo video game Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988). The game features an enemy character named Bob-omb that looks like a small, round bomb with a lit fuse, legs, and eyes. An image resembling this character is depicted on the band's kick drum. "Sex Bomb" is the name of a song by the punk rock band Flipper, as well as a hit record by singer Tom Jones.
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The band battle between Sex Bob-Omb, a Canadian rock band, and the Katayanagi Twins, a Japanese electronic group, was performed by Beck, an American rock musician, and Cornelius Keigo Oyamada, an electronic musician from Japan.
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Whenever a picture of The Clash at Demonhead is shown in the record store, you can hear the store alarm going off in the background.
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In the background of the scene at Pizza Pizza (following Scott and Todd's fight), you can see Honest Ed's across the street. Honest Ed's was a popular Toronto department store that Scott and Todd battled in within the books. The actual store closed in December 2016.
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When Scott tells Ramona that "everything is peaches and gravy," he is referencing two of Beck's songs: "Peaches and Cream" and "Nicotine and Gravy," both from the 'Midnite Vultures' album.
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Ellen Wong made two homemade Sex-Bob-Omb T-shirts for her character to wear. The one selected by Edgar Wright appears in the movie, the other on the DVD extras.
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The first draft of the script for the film was completed after only 2 of Bryan Lee O'Malley's 6 "Scott Pilgrim" books were drawn.
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The band Crash and the Boys is named after an NES/Gameboy game called "Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge"
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Ramona's idea for fighting Roxanne, the fourth evil ex, was originally Scott's idea in the graphic novels to fight Envy Adams.
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During the writing of Hot Fuzz (2007), Edgar Wright thought of casting Michael Cera as the titular character after watching Arrested Development (2003).
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Not all of the comic panel flash back sequences were taken from the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels. Bryan Lee O'Malley states in a commentary track that another artist was brought in to illustrate certain segments, and remarks that this person emulated his style quite well.
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Ramona's weapon, a giant sledgehammer, may be a nod to the term 'hammer-space'. When a character stores an item too big to fit into a bag, the item is said to be located in the hammer-space within that bag. This is very commonly done in video games. Ramona actually wields a giant hammer from hammer-space in the film.
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In 2009 Edgar Wright started a year long photo blog where he would take at least one picture every day and post it on his website. Much of the cast and crew appeared in this daily photo blog while they were shooting, most of the time with no direct credit given and their faces partially obscured in some way.
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Every bassist in the movie plays with a pick rather than their fingers.
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The version of the song "Ramona" at the end of the movie is played in the style of David Bowie's song "Space Oddity" as it uses a mellotron, acoustic guitar and the "continue" countdown mimics the space rocket countdown from Bowie's song.
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When Scott Pilgrim is talking with 17-year-old Knives Chau during the Katayanagi fight sequence, a Broken Social Scene song called "Anthems for a 17 Year Old Girl" plays in the background.
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After defeating Roxy, Scott asks Ramona to give him a list of her evil exes and she sarcastically says that she might have it laminated. A few minutes later, when she actually gives him the list, it is in fact laminated.
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Casa Loma, the setting for the scene where Lucas Lee is filming his movie, is a popular filming location in Toronto.
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The logo for Lucas Lee's skateboard company, that is tattooed on his chest, resembles an upside down Toronto city flag. It also can be seen as two letter "L"s (one of them backwards,) over a board.
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The film appears to take place over a matter of weeks. Ramona changes her hair colour three times in the film and says in the beginning she changes it every one and a half weeks. In the graphic novel, however, the plot spreads out over an entire year.
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Ramona's cat "Gideon" from the comic book series is not in the film, but an image of the same cat is seen on the mug Scott is drinking out of in the beginning of the movie.
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According to Knives' cell phone, Young Neil's last name is Nordegraf. This fact is also explained in the graphic novel.
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On the close-up of the magazine cover featuring The Clash at Demonhead, their singles are listed as "You Suck" and "Stop Calling Me".
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In the record store scenes, you can see a Radiohead poster in the background. The film's composer, Nigel Godrich, has worked extensively with Radiohead.
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Film debut of Ellen Wong.
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Crash and the Boys are said to hail from Brampton. Brampton, Ontario is a city located outside Toronto, and the home town of Michael Cera.
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During the battle with the Katayanagi twins, a split second before Gideon kisses Ramona's right hand, the green ring on her index finger glows, the sound effect is from Flash Gordon (1980). Specifically when Ming the Merciless's ring casts a spell upon Dale Arden, and at the very end's cliff hanger.
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Scott's bass guitar is a Rickenbacker 4003 in the movie, and a Rickenbacker 4001C64 in the comic series.
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During the amp vs amp battle when the the Katayanagi Twins turn up their speakers the volume control goes to 11, a reference to This Is Spinal Tap (1984).
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The scene where Ramona helps Scott fight Roxy Richter by controlling his arms, because he refuses to hit a girl, resembles a scene in the Free Comic Book Day issue of Scott Pilgrim. In that issue Scott refuses to fight a group of clones of pop singer Winifred Hailey.
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A third song by Crash and the Boys was cut from the film. The song was a shorter version of "We Hate You, Please Die"- the version that plays in the film was originally titled "Last Song Kills Audience" (the original version can be seen in the Deleted Scenes).
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Before going to the after party, text on the screen uses the word "e-x-p-l-o-d-e". This is a reference to the trailer of Akira (1988).
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The character Lucas Lee's name consists of the middle names of the comic's creator Bryan Lee O'Malley and the comic's editor James Lucas Jones. He also shares characteristics with skater-turned-actor Jason Lee.
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The name "Chaos Theatre" is a reference to a location in the Super Nintendo game EarthBound (1994). In the game a band called the Runaway Five perform there nightly, though this is due to them being held under a massive debt by the theater owner. In the movie, the comparison is taken even further; Scott's old band Sex Bob-omb , tight for cash, is seen playing there as part of a contract with Gideon. One of the members Kim outright states that they are there to "sell out and make money and stuff".
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The only Edgar Wright movie rated PG-13 in the US.
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In the scene where Scott finally breaks up with Knives in the record store, an instrumental version of "Anthems for a 17 Year Old Girl" (by Broken Social Scene) is playing in the background.
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Immediately following The Clash At Demonheads performance at Lees Palace you can see writer Bryan Lee O'Malley and his wife Hope Larson talking at the bar.
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The attire of Sex Bob-omb during their performance at the Chaos Theatre matches what they wear near the end of 'Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Sadness'. Young Neil dons the suit and tie that is originally worn by Scott in the book.
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The scene where Scott faces Nega Scott is a reference to a common trope in video games where the main character fights an alter ego or an evil version of himself.
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Matthew Patel (Evil Ex Number#1) sings the song "Slick" to taunt Scott. This differs from the comic book, in which the song is actually a "duel", some parts sung by Scott and Sex Bob-Omb in reply to Patel.
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An alternate ending was filmed in which Ramona left to explore what she was like without a boyfriend and Scott and Knives ended up back together.
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Lucas Lee's mentioning of letting his stunt double do the wide shots while he gets "blazed" in his winnie is based on the antics caused by Wesley Snipes during the making of Blade: Trinity (2004), which was done in Canada. According to sources, including co-star Patton Oswalt, Snipes frequently held up shooting by staying in his trailer smoking weed. This led to director David S. Goyer having to use stand ins and digital effects to add Snipes into scenes.
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When Knives complains that Ramona is probably 25, Knives (Ellen Wong) was actually 25 in real life.
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Posters of various bands in the movie, such as the Katayanagi Twins and The Clash at Demonhead, can be seen in the record store.
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At one point in the movie Scott (Michael Cera) proclaims "double negative" (while he's with Wallace and his lover in bed). Double Negative was the lead visual effects house on this movie.
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The film cast includes one Oscar winner, Brie Larson, and one Oscar nominee, Anna Kendrick.
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The first time Scott arrives at the Chaos Theatre and Gideon tells Kim to start up the band, she secretly flips him off. When she is announcing the band name, she scratches her nose with her middle finger.
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In the bass battle scene, the graphics in the beginning say Scott is playing the note "D". In actuality, he is playing a "B".
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Chris Evans, Brandon Routh and Brie Larson have played patriotic superheroes. Chris Evans playing Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Brandon Routh in Superman Returns (2006) and Brie Larson playing Captain Marvel in the self titled movie to be released in March of 2019.
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In Ramona's apartment there is a poster for the movie Fargo (1996). It is visible behind her when she first offers Scott tea. Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Ramona) would later appear in the third season of Fargo (2014), the TV series based on the movie.
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At least four actors in the movie have been in superhero movies or TV series. Michael Cera was the voice of Robin in The Lego Batman Movie; Chris Evans played The Human Torch in Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. He also plays Captain America in the MCU, Brandon Routh was Superman in Superman Returns and the Atom in the Arrowverse, Brie Larson has been cast as Captain Marvel; Aubrey Plaza played Lenny Busker in Legion TV series; Nelson Franklin played in one episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D; Mae Whitman is the voice of Batgirl in DC Super Hero Girls. Thomas Jane uncredited as Vegan Police played the Punisher in the movie of the same name.
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When we first meet Scott Pilgrim's roommate Wallace he is reading a newspaper-style magazine. Look closely and you can see Lucas Lee, a movie star and Ramona's second evil ex who Wallace "stalks" and Scott fights later in the film, on the back of the paper.
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The beginning Universal logo for the movie was a custom logo, with an 8-bit version of the original Universal fanfare.
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In the scene at Lee's Palace, Wallace Wells and Kim Pine can be seen drinking Molson Canadian beer.
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The Katayanagi twins reference their X number coincidentally when they select their respective keys on the keyboard. The first twin hits the white key that is both the 6th key from the top and from the bottom of the screen - while the 2nd twin hits the black key that is 5th from the bottom and the 5th black key from the top since you can see the shadow of the top black key, and finally they hit the keys that are inverse to their hair/clothing color.
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When Ramona says goodbye to Scott and goes with Gideon- "Under My Thumb" from the Rolling Stones is playing in the background.
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This is not the first time Mary Elizabeth Winstead has been involved in a super-hero type movie. She was cast as the evil 'Royal Pain' in the 2005 Disney movie Sky High (2005) about superheroes to go to a high school to learn about their powers.
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The concert bands singing was not subbed into foreign languages and was left in the original English.
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This film is an international co-production of Japan, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
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Although Stacy is introduced as Scott's younger sister, Anna Kendrick refers to him as "little brother" when they are on the swing set.
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In the scene where Scott and Knives are about to break up, in the record store before they break up you can faintly hear the song Black Sheep by Metric, also song by Clash at Demonhead before Scott and Todd's fight.
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Scott Pilgrim incorrectly calls the first song Sex Bob-Omb plays in the movie as Knives and Young Neil are watching and the opening credits begin "Launchpad McQuack". Stephen Stills even takes a moment to tell Neil and Knives that's not the songs real name before being interrupted by Kim. This is a reference to the comic where Scott also calls a song "Launchpad McQuack" because he does not know the songs actual name. However the song in the movie does have an actual name and is called "We Are Sex Bob-Omb" on the movie soundtrack which is what Kim yells to interrupt Stephen. Because the song in the comics is never given a proper name fans have adopted "Launchpad McQuack" as the unofficial title. As for the origin of the name, Launchpad McQuack is a character from the Disney TV show "Ducktales" which also produced a popular video game.
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In addition to Lucas Lee, Chris Evans has a long list of comic book related credits including: Captain America, Johnny Storm/Human Torch in Fantastic Four (2005) and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), Casey Jones in TMNT (2007), Nick Grant in Push (2009), Jake Jensen in The Losers (2010), Curtis Everett in Snowpiercer (2013).
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When Ramona is tells her story about how she dated Matthew Patel, parts of it rhymes. "Matthew was the only non-white, non-jock boy in town So the two of us joined forces and we took em' all down We brawled and scraped and fought for hours Nothing could beat Matthew's mystical powers"
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Knives and Scott play Ninja Ninja Revolution twice in the film but the second time they play the "continue" countdown is significant. It's appropriately timed as Scott is considering breaking up with Knives and she asks if he wants to continue (meaning play the game again) but it has a double meaning as Scott tries to decide what he wants to do, continue the relationship with Knives or break it off.
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Satya Bhabha is the only British actor in the cast.
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Ramona wears Valo brand inline skates made for aggressive skating.
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Chris Evans has portrayed Captain America, Brie Larson played Captain Marvel, Brandon Routh was Superman and Michael Cera is Robin in various comic book movie adaptations.
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During the entry of Chris Evans, you can hear Marvel theme sound.
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Cameo 

Michael Bacall: The co-writer of the film can be seen at Julie's party and he's also the guy who asks, "Is he a pirate?" during the Matthew Patel fight.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Mathew Patel is the only Evil Ex that Scott defeats on his own. Lucas Lee kills himself, the Vegan Police helps to defeat Todd, Ramona helps to defeat Roxie, Stephen Stills and Kim help to defeat the Katayanagi Twins, and Knives helps to defeat Gideon.
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Throughout the film when Scott faces an evil ex, a number corresponding to them appears:
  • Evil Ex 1 = 1 chevron on his left shoulder
  • Evil Ex 2 = 2 on the trailer. 2 on the car. A small tattoo of 2 on his neck. His belt has two X's, XX.
  • Evil Ex 3 = 3 on his shirt. 3 on the posters on the wall. Also 3 on the trash cans in the alley.
  • Evil Ex 4 = Number 4 on the night club door.
  • Evil Ex 5 & 6 = Amp system goes up to 11 (5+6).
  • Evil Ex 7 = When Scott goes to see Gideon it mentions it is level 7.
When Gideon makes his sword appear, all of the stats read "x7". He also makes a reference to the gum he swallows to being in his digestive tract for 7 years. The final score after Scott defeats Gideon is 7,000,000,000 Scott himself is seen wearing (and drinking) "Zero" a number of times.
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Real Canadian coinage was used in all of the sequences where the evil-exes are destroyed. Mark Webber claimed that he pocketed $24.00 from the final scene at the Chaos Theater.
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After Scott dies in the first fight against Gideon, an arrow appears and points to Scott with the word "dead" written above it. Bryan Lee O'Malley saw this shot and was inspired to put it in the (then) unwritten final book of the Scott Pilgrim series, "Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour".
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Scott can be briefly be seen wearing a shirt with the Fantastic Four logo on it at band practice. It is the only time in the movie he wears a number other than "zero." The shirt also has a very small '1/2' written into the logo, making him 4.5, which director Edgar Wright stated on the DVD commentary was a reference to Scott reaching the brink of becoming yet another Evil Ex. Scott is seen wearing the shirt after he defeats Roxy, the 4th evil ex, and before he battles the Katayanagi twins, the 5th and 6th evil exes.
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With the exception of Gideon, throughout the entire course of the movie there is no blood, broken bones or any kind of injury imposed onto Scott or any Evil Ex.
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The "KO" sound effect played when Scott defeats Matthew Patel and Gideon Graves is from SEGA's VirtuaFighter series of fighting games.
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Watch Roxy Richter. When the camera is on her face, she never blinks. She only blinks in the fight scenes as she starts losing, and when she is defeated.
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The scene where Ramona knees Gideon in the groin saying "Let's both be girls," originally appeared in the graphic novel as Envy kneeing Todd in the groin, after Todd is revealed to have cheated on her with their drummer.
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When Scott enters the Gideon's Club the second time, you can hear a voice say, "The comic book's better than the movie," referencing the comic that the movie is based on.
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The moment in the second duel where Scott and Gideon take passing swings at each other and Scott asks "How's it going back there?" is the method by which Scott defeats Roxanne in the comic book. In the book Scott cuts Roxanne in two, while in the film he only injures Gideon.
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Body count: 46 (if counting that Scott got killed the count is 47, however he got an extra life and was resurrected).
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The reason Ramona corrects Scott from saying "ex-boyfriends" to "exes" is because one of the exes is a girl.
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The CN Tower is only shown in the final shot, and is shortened to fit in the frame. In actuality, one of Toronto's defining characteristics is that the CN Tower is visible from much of the city, including most outdoor locations where the film is set.
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