The amount of money that Frank Milo (Bill Murray) says Wayne Dobie (Robert De Niro) has to pay him in order to free and keep Glory (Uma Thurman) was US $40,000. The amount of cash that Dobie was able to raise was only US $12,500.
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According to producer Steven A. Jones, the original filmed 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 Glory was an unsympathetic character so further reshoots were done to portray her as a victim of Milo's control.