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David Hasselhoff is on the currency in the scene when Paul Rudd's character pays the babysitter.
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Before the end credits roll, there is a dedication to the memory of the director's father David Jones (aka David Bowie) and his beloved nanny Marion Skene.
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According to Duncan Jones, this movie is the first project he suggested to Sam Rockwell, but it was considered too big and thus Moon (2009) was made as the first movie.
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Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux's roles are influenced by the Trapper John and Hawkeye Pierce characters from MASH (1970).
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DIRECTOR_CAMEO(Duncan Jones): In the photo, the tall Amish man in the white shirt.
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The opening music to the film is an orchestral arrangement (by Philip Glass) of the song 'Heroes', originally written and performed by David Bowie as part of his "Berlin trilogy" of albums. David Bowie is director Duncan Jones' father.
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The knife that Paul Rudd's character uses is called a Bowie knife. Named after the 19th-century American pioneer James "Jim" Bowie for whom it was created, the director, Duncan Jones' famous singer father, David Bowie actually took his stage name from him/it.
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It was originally conceived as a contemporary British gangster movie, then it was changed to be set in Tokyo with Ken Watanabe as Leo. It was after the success of Moon (2009) that motivated Duncan Jones to rewrite it and have it set in the future.
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Duncan Jones described the film as a "spiritual sequel" to Moon (2009).
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In the scene where Cactus Bill takes his daughter home she is in the car watching an old British animated TV show called Trapdoor (1984).
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In the film, the initials D (heart) R are carved on a bench for Duncan Jones and his wife Rodene.
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Clint Mansell composed the score. He was also the composer on Duncan Jones' first feature film, Moon (2009).
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Before Moon (2009), Duncan Jones approached Sam Rockwell for the role of Cactus Bill, but was interested in the role of Leo. Jones would write Moon (2009) specifically for Rockwell.
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It was almost made into an animated film using motion captured CGI.
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"Mute" is also the name of a short about a drone pilot director Duncan Jones.
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Final film of Andrzej Blumenfeld.
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The fourth film directed by Duncan Jones to feature Chesney Hawkes's "The One and Only". It is played on an arcade machine before just before Leo orders food from the vending machine.
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In November 2015, Duncan Jones announced that following Warcraft (2016), he would direct the science fiction mystery thriller Mute, starring Alexander Skarsgård and Paul Rudd.
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Alexander Skarsgård and Robert Kazinsky also played love interests of the protagonist Sookie in HBO's True Blood
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The movie takes place in a future Berlin in the same timeline as Moon (2009) and has an epilogue to the character of Sam.
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At the 25 minutes mark, there is a short Spiegel TV breaking news with a caption: "The 156 face their maker - Lunar Industries ex-employee questioned by panel in presence of scores of the clones". Sam Rockwell is seen playing Sam Bell and at least 28 clones.
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The lullaby that is heard near the end is a rendition of 'Heart-Shaped Box' by Nirvana.
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