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The Limey (1999) Poster

(1999)

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Footage from the 1967 film Poor Cow (1967) (Ken Loach's directorial debut) is featured as flashbacks of Wilson (Terence Stamp) with his baby daughter and wife.
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During filming, Steven Soderbergh was unsure exactly which scenes from Poor Cow (1967) he wanted to use. So he asked Warner Bros. for permission to use the entire film so that he could choose the scenes later. But Warner Bros. refused. Soderbergh told the head of Warner Bros. that he would never make a film for him again. The executive relented and allowed Soderbergh to use any scenes from the film that he wished.
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Wilson calls Roel "Fangio" during the car chase. Juan Manuel Fangio was a five-time Formula One World Champion in the 1950s.
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The first song heard in The Limey (1999) is "The Seeker" by The Who. During the 1960s one of The Who's two managers was Christopher Stamp, Terence Stamp's brother.
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The relationship between Wilson and Ed echoes the relationship between the literary characters of Don Quixote de la Mancha and Sancho Panza, as seen in many movies, such as Man of La Mancha (1972) and the classic Russian film Don Kikhot (1957).
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Throughout the movie Ed, Luis Guzmán is seen wearing shirts with famous political figures on them. At the beginning it is the Ayatollah Khomeini, in the middle it is Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, and towards the end it is Zedong Mao.
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Ann-Margret shot scenes with Peter Fonda, as his ex-wife. These scenes were not used in the completed film, as the director felt he had already established Fonda's creepiness adequately.
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The original screenplay envisioned the main character would be played by Michael Caine.
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Peter Fonda is shown watching a television program featuring George Clooney. Clooney was in director Steven Soderbergh's previous film, Out of Sight (1998).
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Luis Guzmán's character is prominently seen wearing a t-shirt of Che Guevara. Director Steven Soderbergh would later direct a two-part film about Che.
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The musical cue during the car chase contains a sample of the drum track from the song Squib Cakes by Tower of Power.
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Steven Soderbergh:  [rhyming cockney slang]  See also Ocean's Eleven (2001)
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Steven Soderbergh:  [company named "Perennial"]  The courier company that Terence Stamp's character visits is called Perennial Couriers. Also see Traffic (2000), Out of Sight (1998) and The Underneath (1995).
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