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Composer Michael Kamen was brought in to beef up the musical score as the producers felt that they needed an edgy, yet low key Die Hard-sound to the tone of the film.
Jerry Beck (portrayed by Don Johnson) is a real life LAPD Homicide detective who at the time had worked some 30 years in the department. He was seen on the television series COPS during this time with his long time partner Ray Verdugo, who has also has been seen in films such as Heat (1995) during the 90's.
The majority of the film was shot in Canada for budget and locale.
This film was the first major starring role for Don Johnson as a leading actor just as his hit TV series, Miami Vice was nearing it's end. Like the show, he also plays a cop in this film.
Throughout the movie Bobby Burnes uses a Browning 9mm, When he tries to kidnap Beck in his car he again has the Browning. During the Shootout after Beck crashes his car into the police car to get away from Burnes, Burnes opens fire on him with a Berreta 92F 9mm.

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