A day after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Roger Michell had the World Trade Center towers digitally removed from the opening main title sequence in the film. In the DVD commentary, he admitted that it was a mistake to erase them, and make it appear as if they did not exist. During the re-editing of the film, Michell reinserted them as a tribute.
The interior of the house, in which Doyle Gipson is seen during the main title sequence, was not a set. It's in fact the interior of a real house in Queens, New York, which Roger Michell had found while scouting locations.
In order to attract a wider audience, the theatrical trailer was arranged in such a way as to make the film look like a high octane thriller, as opposed to the rather slow moving drama it actually was. This move was heavily criticized for misleading moviegoers.