I can't be the only one that brings a power drill when they go to the bar, grabs some random customer and just for fun jerks them back in their seat, pulls open their mouth and fires up the drill close to their ear a couple times, and then asks with a German accent "Is it safe?" I mean I know that can't just be me doing that... So, I think I should just make clear that "parallax" means the effect whereby the position or direction of an object appears to differ when viewed from different positions...I've always felt people were intimidated by this movie because of that word...there now you can enjoy it. No, it's not about the fact that after you eat Chinese food you feel hungry again an hour later. Bob Seger had nothing to do with this film. Starkist offered a lot of money to sponsor this film if they would change the title to Day of the Tuna and feature a trained tuna named Charlie. George C. Scott threatened to walk off the film as he said he had no intention of being a corporate spokesman selling tuna to the masses. On Mike Nichols first day on the set he found Scott had painted "Sorry, Charlie!" in big red letters on his trailer. Yes, Schwarzenegger takes off his clothes in this film and no, he was not asked to do so. In fact he was not even supposed to be in the film but nobody had the guts to ask him to leave. It was Schwarzenegger walking around nude on the set and bothering the other actors that caused Elliott Gould to coin the phrase "It's alright with me." which Altman then asked him to use in the film.