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Black Dog (1998) Poster

(1998)

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On January 6, 1998, three Special Effects crew members were injured, preparing a gas-based explosion in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. Two of the crew were hospitalized with serious injuries, and the third was treated and released. Improper safety measures that went against industry standards, allowed for a premature explosion as the crew was setting up the shot. The battery used to trigger the explosion was stored inside a truck engine compartment, rather than in the open. The battery was not disconnected when a cable touched the electrical contacts, causing detonation. Black Dog Productions was fined 16,800 dollars by the state. These scenes that were filmed in downtown Wilmington, were not used in the final release.
Gabriel Casseus (Sonny) plays a football player-turned F.B.I. Agent. In Point Break (1991), Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves) was a football player-turned F.B.I. Agent.
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The bridge where the F.B.I. pull the truck over, is the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, one of the few "center span" drawbridges left in the U.S. The bridge opens by the entire center section being lifted straight up in the air between the two towers.
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The "F.B.I. Headquarters" shown in the film, is actually the Georgia-Pacific building in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.
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Kevin Sorbo was originally signed to star, but had to pull out due to medical problems.
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According to Vic Armstrong, the stunt crew, including Second Unit Director and Stunt Coordinator Gary Hymes, were fired from the film by the producers. They then called in Vic Armstrong, to film the truck chase, and finish the stunt scenes. Parts of the stunt crew remained on the set, and was rehired by Armstrong. This explains why there are two Stunt Coordinators, Assistant Coordinators, and Second Unit Directors credited on this film.
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