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Mad Dog and Glory (1993) Poster

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Robert De Niro was initially offered the role of gangster Frank Milo, but he insisted on playing the timid Wayne instead. The mobster part went to Bill Murray.
During the filming of a fight scene Bill Murray accidentally broke Robert De Niro's nose.
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Marisa Tomei was considered for the role of Glory which in the end was cast with Uma Thurman.
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One of five collaborations of music composer Elmer Bernstein and writer-producer-director Martin Scorsese the latter of whom acted in various capacities on each film. The movies include Cape Fear (1991), The Grifters (1990), Mad Dog and Glory (1993), Bringing Out the Dead (1999) and The Age of Innocence (1993).
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This Robert De Niro - Martin Scorsese collaboration is one of the few where Scorsese does not direct, only produce.
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Debut film as a producer of screenwriter Richard Price, who was an Executive Producer.
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Began and finished filming in 1991. Although it was released almost a month after Murray's lead role in Groundhog Day (1993), he had actually finished filming this movie before the former began filming. Universal was going to release the film in early 1992, but it ended up setting on the shelf an extra year.
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The repeating musical motif on saxophone in Mad Dog and Glory (1993) can also be heard in director John Ford's earlier picture 7 Women (1966). Music composer Elmer Bernstein arranged the music for its use in both of these films.
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First major Hollywood studio film directed by John McNaughton.
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One of several collaborations of producer-director Martin Scorsese and screenwriter Richard Price who had written both the Scorsese directed The Color of Money (1986) and Scorsese's "Life Lessons" segment in New York Stories (1989). For the two Price written movies Clockers (1995) and Mad Dog and Glory (1993), Scorsese acted only as producer, and did not direct either picture.
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One of two Martin Scorsese pictures released in 1993, with Scorsese as one of the lead producers on Mad Dog and Glory (1993), and with Scorsese directing and co-writing the screenplay of Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence (1993).
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At one point, Frank (Bill Murray) offers to take Wayne to some Sox games. Ironic in that Bill Murray is a lifelong Cubs fan.
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This the third time that David Caruso has portrayed a cop on film. His debut was in First Blood, where he played a deputy and prior to this film, he was a cop in King Of New York which was released a year before this film began production in the Summer 1991.
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David Caruso who plays Robert De Niro's Detective friend and partner in the film, would go on to play another cop in the hit TV series, NYPD Blue, which would premiere seven months after this film was finally released. Filming on the show actually began around the time this film was in theaters, March 1993.
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David Caruso and Tom Towles, who plays Kathy Baker's abusive boyfriend the film in which Caruso actually does his own brand of police justice in the film, would be featured on NYPD Blue, months after this film was released. Caruso would go on to play Detective John Kelly for a season and a half before leaving the show and Towles would be featured during the show as Lt. Anthony Lastarza, an ambitious and corrupt commander of the organized crime unit in which Caruso butts heads numerous times.
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Bill Murray and Director John McNaughton would go on to reunite six years later for the film Wild Things, which also had some post-production issues.
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The film began production in Chicago during the Summer of 1991, which ironically was around the same time frame as Robert DeNiro's latest film, Backdraft was released in theaters by the same studio that produced this film, Universal Pictures.
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Richard Price: The screenwriter as a detective in a restaurant.
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

According to producer Steven A. Jones, the original ending has Milo beating Mad Dog in their fight. But test audiences could not accept seeing Robert De Niro getting beaten up by Bill Murray. Universal insisted that the fight scene be reshot and the film was delayed for a year. De Niro and Murray had taken the roles specifically because they were different than the type of roles audiences expected of them. The test audiences also felt that Glory was an unsympathetic character, so further reshoots were done to portray her as a victim of Milo's control.

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