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The One Thing You Never Noticed In "50 First Dates"

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Surely you remember 50 First Dates, the 2004 romantic comedy starring Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler.

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In it, Barrymore plays Lucy, a young woman who suffers short-term memory damage following a car crash.

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Lucy's memory resets every day, so Henry (Sandler) must make her fall in love with him all over again every day.

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Usually, Lucy's family tries to protect her so she goes about her day as if it is always Oct. 13, but one day she discovers the ruse and asks for explanations.

So Henry, her father, and brother take her to the Callahan Institute — the clinic where Lucy recovered after her car accident.

Notice anything familiar?
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Notice anything familiar?

There they meet with Lucy's doctor, played by Dan Aykroyd, who explains the details of Lucy's condition.

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Then Aykroyd gives Henry a tour of the institute and you can hear Aykroyd saying...

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Wait. You might recall that in Tommy Boy (1995), Chris Farley must save his family company, Callahan Auto, which makes car parts in Sandusky, Ohio.

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Chris Farley plays Thomas "Tommy" Callahan III, while Brian Dennehy plays his dad, Thomas "Big Tom" Callahan Jr.

The "philanthropist" who funds the brain clinic is probably "Tommy Boy" aka T.B. Callahan.
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The "philanthropist" who funds the brain clinic is probably "Tommy Boy" aka T.B. Callahan.

Peter Segal directed both Tommy Boy and 50 First Dates. Dan Aykroyd also had minor roles in both films. In Tommy Boy, he plays Ray Zalinsky, another auto parts tycoon who comes close to buying out Tommy's company.

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WHOA.

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