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(I) (1990)


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Was originally going to be directed by John Huston, who did not want Kevin Costner as a lead. After Costner became a success with The Untouchables (1987) and Bull Durham (1988), he was powerful enough to produce it himself.
The sex scenes between Kevin Costner and Madeleine Stowe were not rehearsed or choreographed in any way before shooting. Tony Scott simply set up three cameras and allowed the actors to find their way into the scenes. Everything seen during the sex scenes was improvised by the actors themselves. When Costner viewed Scott's director's cut of the movie in 2007 he said of these scenes, 'Boy, we really got into it didn't we'?
Before Tony Scott came on board as director, Kevin Costner himself decided to direct the movie as his directorial debut, but producer Ray Stark talked him out of it as he didn't feel Costner was ready to helm a project just yet.
Jim Harrison's novella "Revenge" was published in Esquire magazine in 1979.
Walter Hill wanted to direct this with Jeff Bridges starring, but Bridges wasn't interested. This was in the mid-1980's.
When Don Johnson threatened to leave Miami Vice (1984) in 1986, it was speculated that he had already signed on to star this project.
The name of Stowe's character, Miyrea, is an anagram of Stowe's real-life, Costa Rican mother, Mireya.
Was originally set to be released by New World Pictures, but picked up by Columbia due to New World's bankruptcy.
Anthony Quinn and Madeline Stowe play husband and wife here. Twelve years later in 2002, Quinn and Stowe would work together again in the film "Avenging Angelo" , playing father and daughter.
An early draft of the screenplay was specifically written with Jack Nicholson in mind for the role of Tabey. Apparently, Nicholson saw Tabey as something of a dream role for him and was also prepared to direct the film at one point.
After Jim Harrison's novella was published in 1979, the film version of Revenge became something of a hot property in Hollywood, and had numerous directors attached over the years. Amongst these were John Houston, Sydney Pollack and Jonathan Demme.
21 years after the film 'Revenge', Madeleine Stowe would go on to star in the TV Series called Revenge.
According to John Leguizamo in his autobiography, during filming he once vomited on director Tony Scott after a night of hard partying.
Kevin Costner, Sally Kirkland and Tomas Milian also appeared in _JFK (1991), though in that film they don't share scenes.
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Tomas Milian and Miguel Ferrer also appear in Traffic (2000).
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Body count: 9.
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