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Vin Diesel was originally cast in an unspecified role, but he made so many demands regarding his character that director John Frankenheimer fired him before production got underway.
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In October, 2007, Charlize Theron said in an interview in Esquire magazine that "Reindeer Games" was her least favorite of all her films. She said: "That was a bad, bad, bad movie. But I got to work with John Frankenheimer. I wasn't lying to myself - that's why I did it."
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When Dana Stubblefield stabbed Ben Affleck, Stubbie accidentally knocked Affleck down, causing a concussion. Filming had to be halted while Affleck recovered.
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John Frankenheimer's last feature-length, theatrically distributed film.
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The musical score for the film was originally composed by Jerry Goldsmith . Early TV spots showcased this but were changed due to the involvement of Alan Silvestri.
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Cameo 

Isaac Hayes:  the "Monster in the Gelatin" prisoner who starts the food fight.
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Dana Stubblefield:  the convict that stabs Rudy's friend in the prison scene.
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Director Trademark 

John Frankenheimer:  [people falling through ice]  a crucial moment of drama in this film.
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

The character names Rudy and Nick are an allusion to the song "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" from which this movie takes it title. Nick (St. Nicholas) orchestrates the entire plan, only to have Rudy (Rudolph) lead it.
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