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(1988)

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First use of an American accent in a cinema movie by English actor Gary Oldman.
The film's opening prologue cites a famous quotation from the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. The quote reads: "Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you".
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One of three cinema movies featuring Gary Oldman and Kevin Bacon. The movies are Criminal Law (1988), JFK (1991), and Murder in the First (1995).
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According to the Turner Classic Movies website, the "film was released in one city [for (only) one day] in the USA (on) November 11, 1988".
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The musical score contains a sample from "The Rhythm of the Heat" by Peter Gabriel.
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In 1992, real Canadian serial killers Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka changed their legal name to "Teale" after the serial killer in this film.
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First of two cinema movie collaborations of Martin Campbell and actor Joe Don Baker who would later both work on the James Bond film GoldenEye (1995). The pair had previously collaborated on the English television series Edge of Darkness (1985).
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Debut American theatrical feature film of English Director Martin Campbell.
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According to show-business trade paper 'Variety', a blue blackish mood motif appears as a color aesthetic throughout the film.
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Final produced screenplay (to date, March 2017) of Mark Kasdan.
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Boston was portrayed in the movie by the two Canadian cities of Montreal, and Québec City, Québec.
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First of numerous collaborations of Martin Campbell and Cinematographer Phil Meheux in a theatrical film.
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The movie's closing credits states that "this film was shot on location in Montreal and Quebec City".
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