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Albert Pyun hates this film and has publicly apologized for it several times. He says Nu Image suddenly cut of his funds half way through shooting before taking it from him and splicing it with archive footage before releasing it. Pyun has since made an unofficial release of his drastically different director's cut.
Filmed in 12 days.
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Steven Seagal filmed his scenes in 6 days.
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In the scene in the "Jazz Cat" bar Steven Seagal is one of the members of the live band, wearing a cowboy hat, sunglasses and a fake beard, even though he also appears in the scene as his character Glass.
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Albert Pyun originally recorded a commentary track for the DVD, in it he described how Nu Image had taken the film from him and edited into the "Steven Seagal action film" they wanted. Because of the heavy criticism towards them Nu Image and Artisan Entertainment edited and watered down his commentary.
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Steven Seagal's own German shepard Kaos plays the bomb-sniffing dog.
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Dennis Hopper was on set for 1 day and never met Tom Sizemore, Steven Seagal or Jaime Pressly once on set. When his scenes were screened for him later, he was amazed at what he had done and declared it "a righteous day's work."
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The final helicopter/rooftop sequence consists almost entirely of footage from The Peacekeeper (1997).
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Scenes from Sweepers (1998) were spliced into this film in the opening sequence. Most notably are a S.W.A.T. officer's climb over a fence. And two men being shot and falling off the house.
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In the late nineties, it was to star Chuck Norris as TV movie for Turner Broadcasting.
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To research the script, Paul B. Margolis spent 3 days with the LA Bombsquad.
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The original draft of the script was written back 1989.
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In Japan, this opened #5 at the Box Office, grossing more than Exit Wounds (2001), and coming just behind The Mummy Returns (2001).
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The "Jazz Cat" blues bar was originally supposed to be a strip club; Steven Seagal opted for the change by claiming that many of his past movies had featured strip club scenes.
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The filmmakers wanted to do a voiceover narrative by Tom Sizemore, but at the time was working on Black Hawk Down (2001) in Morocco and was not able to get away.
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The original setting of the film was Chicago, not San Francisco.
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Screenwriter Paul B. Margolis originally pitched the idea for the film to producer Ken Aguado while riding a chair lift with Aguado in Aspen Co. Aguado bought the idea and commissioned the script.
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