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The film was based on the true events of the lives of former high school classmates (Bill Akers, Patrick Schultheis, Sean Raftis and Mike Konesky). As teenagers during the 1980s, they would entertain themselves by playing the schoolyard game during breaks at Gonzaga Preparatory School in Spokane, Washington.
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Jeremy Renner fractured his right elbow and left wrist while filming a stunt for the movie.
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The booby traps and sound effects used for the chase sequence in the woods are direct callbacks to Predator (1987).
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Brian Dennehy has an uncredited role in the movie as Chilli's father. One of the actual "Tag Brothers" that the movie is based on is also named Brian Dennehy.
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When fighting off 'elderly lady' Hoagie with a handbag, Jerry briefly strikes the iconic Hawkeye pose as though drawing a bow and arrow.
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Will Ferrell and Jack Black were originally part of the cast.
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In the television series, Mad Men, that made Jon Hamm a star a character asks in Season 3, Episode 5 if a man actually "threw a desk chair at the window only for it to bounce back and hit him". Jon Hamm does that very thing in this film.
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Despite playing classmates, the cast members are not all the same age. Hannibal Buress (Kevin Sable) is five to twelve years younger than his co-stars.
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The movie was filmed in metro Atlanta.
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The film reunited Ed Helms and Rashida Jones, who both starred in The Office (2005), and were both introduced into the show during the same episode.
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The chase in Chilli's apartment house is a reference to Point Break (1990).
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The playground game of "tag" was big during the 1980s. Several movies during the 1980s capitalized on the craze, including Tag: The Assassination Game (1982) and Gotcha! (1985).
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Nora Dunn plays Hoagie's mom in the film. She also played Louise, Schmidt's mom, in New Girl (2011), which also starred Jake Johnson.
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Director Jeff Tomsic's first full length feature film.
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The mission impossible theme is sampled in the film's score. Jeremy Renner was in mission impossible movies.
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Hannibal Buress' character is based in Portland, OR. His therapist is played by Carrie Brownstein who, with Fred Armisen, was the co-creator of 'Portlandia'.
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Second film starring Jake Johnson to be inspired by a printed article. Johnson also starred in Safety Not Guaranteed (2012), which was inspired by a classifieds ad seeking someone to 'travel back in time'.
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Jeremy Renner and Jon Hamm also starred in The Town (2010).
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There are a number of connections between the cast and the Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man. Jake Johnson plays Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018). Hannibal Buress plays Peter's coach in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017). Jeremy Renner plays fellow superhero Hawkeye alongside Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War (2016) and Avengers: Endgame (2019). Leslie Bibb appeared in Iron Man 2 (2010) with a young boy who was retroactively revealed to be Peter.
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Marked as the first Warner Bros. film released after the parent company, Time Warner, had been acquired by AT&T and subsequently renamed Warner Media. Despite the acquisition, this is the last film in which the byline under the WB and New Line logos reads "A Time Warner Company".
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Jon Hamm and Isla Fisher were both also in Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016).
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Jeremy Renner mentally narrates his fighting moves when engaged in combat as well as anticipating the fighting moves of Jon Hamm, Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, and Hannibal Buress in a similar manner to his Marvel the Avengers/ Captain America Civil War co-star, Robert Downey Jr did in his fight scenes as Sherlock in Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows.
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Jeremy Renner, Leslie Bibb and Hannibal Buress have starred in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye in various films, Bibb as a reporter in Iron Man (2008) and Iron Man 2 (2010), and Buress as Coach Wilson in Spiderman: Homecoming (2017).
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This film marked the second collaboration between Jake Johnson and Annabelle Wallis, following The Mummy (2017).
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This is the fourth movie that Ed Helms stars in that contains a song from Danzig, the other three being The Hangover trilogy. Just like in The Hangover part 3 (2013), we can hear the song "Mother" in Tag.
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Jeremy Renner, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis and Jon Hamm each starred opposite Tom Cruise in blockbuster films: Renner in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011) and Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015), and Johnson and Wallis in The Mummy (2017), and Hamm in the upcoming film Top Gun: Maverick (2020) (2020).
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Nora Dunn, who plays Hoagie's Mom, was in the movie Air Bud: Golden Receiver, which is mentioned in the gag reel.
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Ed Helms and Isla Fisher were both in Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009), although Helms' appearance in a self-help video was uncredited.
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Ed Helms and Thomas Middleditch were both starring voice actors for Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017).
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Three times the movie hints at Ed Helms' character as being sick. 1) When he gets Jon Hamm, Hamm asks Helms if he has lost weight, 2) Helms tells Johnson's character he had been experimenting with medical marijuana, and 3) Fisher asks Helms if he is feeling alright at the reception.
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When Hoagie (Ed Helms) is pinned by Jerry (Jeremy Renner) at the mall, Hoagie indicates to Jerry that he will not give up on trying to tag him until he dies. Unbeknownst to Jerry, Hoagie was quite serious when he said this - he believed this would be the last time they play tag before his death due to liver cancer.
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