• The perfect man. The perfect story. The perfect murder.


  • Scoop is one of three 2006 films to feature both the topic of magic and magicians as main characters. The other two are The Illusionist (2006) and The Prestige (2006), the second of which also stars Hugh Jackman and Scarlett Johansson. Woody Allen was tutored in magic and illusion for the movie by Scott Penrose.
  • Charles Dance claimed that Woody Allen didn't give any direction for his performance, and further claimed that he was asked to arrive on-set in his own suit and tie, upon which he filmed his scene and left.
  • In the very beginning, a group of journalists are at a bar table discussing their friend (Ian McShane) and his accomplishments, very similar to the old comics at the delicatessen in Woody's 1984 comedy, Broadway Danny Rose, talking about the title character (Allen) in the same conversational fashion.
  • The film is the second of Woody Allen's films (the other being Hollywood Ending (2002)) not to have a UK theatrical release.
  • Italian censorship visa # 100207 delivered on 5-10-2006.
  • Sondra Pransky (Scarlett Johansson) studies journalism at the fictional Adair University. This is the same university, from which Harry Block (Woody Allen) was expelled and by whom he was subsequently honoured in Deconstructing Harry (1997). It would later be mentioned as the university where Abe Lucas (Joaquin Phoenix) previously taught philosophy in Irrational Man (2015).
  • The lead character (originally an adult journalist) was tailored specifically to Johansson, whom Woody Allen observed as having an unused "funny" quality about her while working on the previous film Match Point (2005).
  • Sid's green and black micro-car is a Smart ForTwo and his cell phone is a Motorola V180.
  • Allen also plays a character named Sidney in the television series Crisis in Six Scenes (2016). Sidney (or Sid) is a recurring name in his stories.
  • Mrs. Eastby (Margaret Tyzack), one of the murdered characters in Match Point (2005) is one of Sid's co-passengers.


  • Character error: The instrument in the Music Room under which the Tarot cards are hidden is constantly referred to as a "French horn" when in fact it is actually a Conn 16E Mellophonium. Additionally, in the first scene in which the Mellophonium is shown it appears without a mouthpiece. In all subsequent scenes a mouthpiece is in place.