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The casting of Mark Dacascos was the result of a poll on Jet Li's website where fans were asked who they would like to see him fight next.
Jet Li's character only fights with one hand for a majority of the film.
Real life UFC competitors Tito Ortiz, Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell were recruited by producer Joel Silver for the cage fight sequence with Jet Li.
DMX was constantly late for shooting.
In the cage-fighting scene, Tito Ortiz is shown as the victor in a fight between himself and Chuck Liddell. In reality, the two have fought two times in the UFC, with Chuck winning both fights.
The film was originally developed as a remake of M (1931).
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When filming wrapped up on time and the editing was proceeding at a fast pace, Warner Bros. considered opening the film in late August - a mere three months after it finished shooting. They later opted to release the pic in late Feb the following year.
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At one point, Arnold Schwarzenegger was slated to star.
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Aaliyah was set to star in the film until her untimely death in 2001.
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Wilhelm Scream during cage fight seen. When Su (Jet Li) kicks the guy in his unmentionables and sends him flying back into the cage.
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The location of the opening heist is the "Gains International, Ltd Diamond Exchange" - a reference to executive producer Herb Gains.
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2nd film to star Anthony Anderson and Tom Arnold. They share more screen time in this movie than they did in Exit Wounds, where they shared the last scene together. They also have the same kinda ending in this movie where they talk about their mom's and who would play them in a movie about what they just went through in this movie. It is also the second film to star DMX and Tom Arnold after Exit Wounds.
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Not only is this the 2nd film to star DMX, jet Li, and Anthony Anderson together, it is the first film where all three of them share screen time with each other. All three of them starred in Romeo Must Die, with Anthony Anderson being one of the villains. In Romeo Must Die Anthony also doesn't share a scene with DMX, and doesn't share a friendly relationship with him.
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