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(2003)

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Benicio Del Toro broke his wrist while filming a fight scene with Tommy Lee Jones, halting production for four months and pushing back the release date.
Last film role of Johnny Cash. He performed the opening and closing narration lines, and the closing song.
The martial art Bonham teaches Hallam, and which they employ against each other, is called Sayoc Kali. It is a variation of Eskrima, the Filipino martial arts system dedicated to weapons. Sayoc Kali deals exclusively with knives in extremely close-quarter combat.
Tommy Lee Jones' character is based on the real life tracker and survival expert Tom Brown, Jr., who was also a technical advisor on the movie.
Director William Friedkin claims that the knife used in the climactic fight was the same one seen carved on-camera by Benicio Del Toro.
Tommy Lee Jones had a good working relationship with William Friedkin, and agreed to sign on to the film after the reading the script. Reportedly, he also received almost twenty million dollars for the role, his biggest payday at the time.
Many scenes were filmed in Portland, Oregon because they needed rain. Unfortunately, during the weeks they were filming, it didn't rain in Portland.
The knife used by Hallam (Benicio Del Toro) throughout most of the movie, is a Beck Wilderness Survival Knife, designed by Tom Brown, Jr. and constructed by David Beck.
A few of the characters have been given surnames of famous rock musicians: Bonham (John Bonham, Led Zeppelin), Kravitz (Lenny Kravitz), Van Zandt (Steven Van Zandt), Zander (Robin Zander, Cheap Trick), Powell (Cozy Powell) and Richards (Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones).
Throughout the film, both Tommy Lee Jones and Benicio Del Toro wear custom made buffalo leather moccasins by Catskill Mountain Moccasins of Woodstock, New York.
When Hallam tells Bonham the men he killed weren't hunters, "they were sweepers", he means he thinks they were sent to kill ("sweep") him. William Friedkin says on the DVD audio commentary that it's left ambiguous whether that is true.
David and Peter Griffiths screenplay was a hot item in Hollywood. Optioned by producer James Jacks, the film did not go into production until Paramount agreed to finance the picture as a directing vehicle for William Friedkin.
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Tommy Lee Jones and Jenna Boyd worked together on The Missing (2003).
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Bonham's chase of Hallam through downtown Portland, although covering many notable landmark of the city, makes little geographical sense in terms of an escape route, and could not have been covered on foot in the amount of time shown on film.
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The Portland skate park featured in the final race is Burnside, the same park used in Tony Hawk's Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (1999) game.
Ted and L.T. are joking about an agent who "shit his pants...Mike Haney." Haney is the First Assistant Director on the film.
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Last film role of Lonny Chapman.
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The film is considered to be a remake of First Blood (1982). Coincidently, one of the writers of this film, wrote Rambo (2008). Both this film and Rambo (2008) have the main characters making knives to kill.
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In the scene where Agent Hewitt hands Van Zandt a letter demanding Hallams release. The letter is signed by Attorney General Scott A. Anderson. Scott M. Anderson was the assistant property master for the film.
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The Metro Area Express (MAX) light rail train used on the Hawthorne Bridge scene, was actually two articulated buses joined together at the rear ends, with the frontal portion of the "train" to look like the actual older Bombardier MAX trains.
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Tommy Lee Jones and John Finn worked together on Blown Away (1994), in which they were on opposite sides of the law. Jones played an IRA terrorist named Ryan Gaerity up for revenge against his former pupil Liam McGivney/James "Jimmy" Dove, who is now a Boston bomb squad cop, who was played by Jones' real-life close friend Jeff Bridges. John Finn played Bridges' boss Captain Fred Roarke in that film.
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