DodgeBall Easter Egg - Deus Ex

At the end of the movie, when they roll out the 5 million prize money in the chest, read the little metal plate on the side of the chest.
It reads "Deus Ex Machina". For those of you who don't know, that is the name of a Greek theatrical technique were some outside force, not directly controlled, intervenes with the plot and changes the course of events. Winning the prize and buying globo gym is an example of Deus Ex machina, and so they put it on the chest.

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Contributed By: Crazy_wombat on 03-26-2005
Reviewed By: Loginer, Awabdesu
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Craig writes:
If you watch the bonus material on the DVD, they explain that they did this because the producers wanted a different ending than the original. So, they got their point across about how they were unhappy with the lame sell-out ending by adding that plaque. Their prefered ending is on the DVD, so you can compare the two.
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Fyzzu writes:
Deus ex machina is a theatrical term originating from Greek and Roman productions, whereupon a god would be lowered onto the stage via machinery (hence, god from the machine) to resolve issues with the plot. In modern terms, it signifies an incredibly unlikely event suddenly occuring to resolve the plot.
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Ct_9222 writes:
Ah man, just noticed this. I guess you beat me to it.
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SaveInsanity writes:
Deus Ex Machina- The God from the machine Used most often when an author backs themselves into a corner, according to Stephen King.
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Achtbeads writes:
Just to be pedantic Deus Ex Machina, means the working of God not literally the machine of God. The unknown gamble which wins them the money is the working of God.
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