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- The onions that Stanley and Zero eat towards the end of the movie are actually apples wrapped in an edible cover.
- Sigourney Weaver wanted to be in this film because "Holes" is her daughter's favorite book.
- A screenplay was initially written by [?] Richard Kelly, who greatly departed from the source material by writing a dark, violent adaptation of the story set in a post-apocalyptic world. The studio reportedly found the script far too disturbing for a children's movie, rejecting it in favor of the final script written by the novel's author, Louis Sachar.
- Before shooting the film, Patricia Arquette did not know how to ride a horse. She had to learn for her role as "Kissing Kate" Barlow.
- Dulé Hill played Sam. He later appeared as Shawn's ([?] James Roday's) co-star, Gus, on the television show [Psych (2006)]. In the episode "65 Million Years Off" when seeing all the holes that the paleontologist dug on the land, Shawn mentions "that this is like that movie with Sigourney Weaver". He also mentions Shia LaBeouf and Jon Voight. Gus keeps guessing movies, but never correctly guesses the movie that he appeared in, Holes (2003).
- This movie is dedicated in loving memory of Scott Plank. Scott Plank played Trout Walker.
- Nathan Davis, the actor who played Stanley Yelnats II (Stanley's grandfather), was Director Andrew Davis' father.
- The poem that Miss Katherine reads to the young Linda and Sam finished is "Annabel Lee" by [?] Edgar Allan Poe.
- The "yellow spotted lizards" mentioned in the movie do not exist. There are only two venomous lizards in North America: the Gila monster and the Mexican beaded lizard, which live in the American Southwest and northern Mexico.
- [?] Frankie Muniz was originally cast as Stanley. Alex D. Linz was also offered the same role.
- Despite being billed first, Sigourney Weaver does not appear until approximately forty minutes into the film.
- At the end of the film it is revealed that Mr. Sir's real name is Marion Sevillo, and that he is a former criminal who has violated his parole by carrying a firearm. None of this was in the book, however as the film's screenplay was written by the author of the book it can be assumed that these details are at least semi canonical.