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(2002)

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In the original script, John kills himself.
The movie was shot in a group of provincial government buildings in Toronto, Ontario. Adjacent to filming, is a hospital. On at least one occasion, filming blocked off access to the Emergency Room of the real hospital.
The message "For Sasha" appears just before the end credits. This refers to Sasha Cassavetes, daughter of Director Nick Cassavetes.
The scene where George W. Bush is speaking about health care while John and Denise are watching television, was also shot with footage of Al Gore, because the election winner had not yet been declared at the time of shooting.
This movie features the last footage of film Director Ted Demme.
The scene where Denise (Kimberly Elise) calls John (Denzel Washington) from the hospital had to be re-shot, because she was wearing the wrong dress.
Denzel Washington and Ethan Suplee appeared in Remember the Titans (2000).
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Denzel Washington and Kevin Connolly appeared in Antwone Fisher (2002), which Washington directed.
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Director Cameo 

Nick Cassavetes: A reporter on the courthouse steps at the end.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Despite its thrilling progression, the cast actually did laugh when the eccentric couple broke up in the hospital.
During the first scene, the make of the truck that hit the woman's car, and killed her afterwards, is "Mack". This can be seen on the front of the truck, and after that throughout the whole movie, Denzel wears a "Mack" cap on many occasions.
The handgun that John uses, is a Beretta 92FS.
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