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Five hundred gallons of gasoline were used for the explosion in the Alaska airfield sequence. NASA had to be notified in advance because it was so big.
Environmentalists who opposed this film being shot in the Blue Mountains Wilderness Area sued the film producers and government department that issued the filming permit. The court found that the filming permit had been issued illegally, and ordered the producers to stop shooting in the wilderness area immediately. An alternative location had to be found.
The film made $76.9 million, against a budget of $135 million.The $58.1 million loss made it one of the biggest box office bombs of all time.
A photo of one of the F/A-37 Talon mock-ups, snapped on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln during filming was published in an Australian aviation magazine, claiming that the Talon was an actual prototype aircraft being tested by the US Navy.
The design of the Talon jets is based on the Northrop Grumman Switchblade, a forward-swept swing wing fighter-bomber intended to replace the F-111.
For most of the flight scenes, the artists at Digital Domain used "EnGen" (Environment Generator) to create the virtual landscapes. An earlier version of the program, called "Terragen", is on-line available for free.
Jessica Biel was the only actor to not get motion sickness from the gimballed cockpit.
This picture was made with the support of the U.S. Navy. It was the first picture to film a completely fictional military aircraft on an actual carrier.
Early in the movie, the crew looks for debris on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln. This is known as the FOD (Foreign Object Debris) walk, and it is an essential flight safety procedure on all aircraft carriers. Ingesting even a small piece of debris can cause jet engine failure, endangering the plane and its crew.
The aircraft carriers used in the film are the USS Carl Vinson and the USS Abraham Lincoln
Although the F/A-37 Talon and the EDI UCAV are both capable of short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL), they are shown doing conventional carrier take-offs and landings. Catapult launches and arrested landings would not be performed on such aircraft as it is unnecessary and very stressful on the airframe.
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When Keith Orbit looks at the code for the AI, it's written in LaTeX, a language for typesetting mathematics, much as HTML is used on the Internet for typesetting web pages.
Capt. Cummings mentions that the UCAV has a pulse detonation engine and hybrid scramjet engines. Pulse detonation engines and scramjet engines have been successfully tested, but as of 2012 neither of these technologies has been deployed in any known production aircraft.
When Capt. Marshfield and Capt. Cummings walk the flight deck of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), the patch on the front of Capt. Marshfield's jacket says USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), one of the aircraft carriers used during filming.
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Jamie Foxx got top billing in American ads. Josh Lucas got top billing in Japanese ads.
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Originally written and conceived as a live action Star Fox (1993) film.
The submachine gun Lt. Wade uses after landing in North Korea is a Heckler & Koch MP7.
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Rock band Incubus has been commissioned to write songs for this film.
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Conventional aircraft seen on the USS Vinson include various models of the F/A-18 Hornet, E-2 Hawkeye, and EA-6 Prowler, plus a glimpse of.an SH-60 Seahawk helicopter.
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Set in 2016.
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The camera in the waterfall scene is a Leica M6 with 90mm f/2.0 APO Summicron M Aspherical lens.
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The North Korean helicopter pursuing the heroes at the end of the movie is a Soviet-designed gunship variant of the Mil Mi-17 (NATO reporting name: "Hip").
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Fourteen cameras were used to film the hangar explosion.
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In the theatrical trailer, Randy Edelman is credited as co-composer.
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Many of the scenes in the film, including the ones set in North Korea were set in Australia. You can see eucalyptus trees in these scenes, which are native only to Australia.
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A scene where the UCAV launches a strike against and destroys a high-rise building in Burma was edited before release because the filmmakers found the initial footage too closely resembled the collapse of the World Trade Center towers in the 9/11 terror attacks.
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