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The gun that Jordan Two Delta finds in Tom Lincoln's room is a North American Arms Guardian .380 two-tone pocket pistol. The gun that Tom Lincoln takes with him is a Makarov stainless.
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Scarlett Johansson wanted to have her breasts visible in the sex scene, but Michael Bay refused.
(at around 1h 13 mins) The black and white commercial featuring Sarah Jordan wasn't shot specifically for the movie; it is an actual commercial starring Scarlett Johansson.
Michael Bay drove behind a flatbed truck carrying train wheels on the highway leaving Palmdale, and, noticing how dangerous it looked, was inspired to create a destructive chase scene involving one.
During the filming of the scene when Scarlett Johansson and Ewan McGregor are running from the censors out of the atrium the camera operator was running with them for a tracking shot. He tripped on the dolly track, onto the camera, and was badly injured.
Tom Lincoln is from Scotland and has a liking for custom sport bikes - these character traits are based on those of Ewan McGregor.
Robert S. Fiveson, director of The Clonus Horror (1979), brought a copyright infringement suit against DreamWorks and Warner Bros. The lawsuit cited almost 100 points of similarity between "Clonus" and this film, and the court ruled that Fiveson made a prima facie case for infringement. Before the case could go to trial, DreamWorks settled with the plaintiffs for an undisclosed seven-figure amount.
(at around 1h 26 mins) The LAPD shield that Jamie McBride holds during the chase in the building is his actual shield as a police officer.
On the commentary track, director Michael Bay claims that the agnate birth scene required 154 gallons of K-Y jelly.
The Cadillac Cien, driven by Lincoln 6 Echo, is a one-off concept car built for the 2002 Detroit Auto Show. The car was named to celebrate Cadillac's 100th anniversary, Cien being the Spanish word for "hundred." Powered by an experimental 750 horsepower 7.5-liter V-12 engine, it features a rear mid-engine / rear wheel drive powertrain configuration and a carbon fiber composite body.
While filming the highway chase, the rig carrying the jet bike reached over the highway median and destroyed a Panavision camera.
The film takes place from July 19 to July 23, 2019.
This is the first Michael Bay film not produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.
Though the city shots through the middle of the film are purportedly in Los Angeles, the city of Detroit served as the principal location for filming. Notable landmarks include the Johnny Rocket's restaurant on Woodward Avenue across from Comerica Park, the giant building mural of Detroit Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman, the U.S. Federal Building, and the raised tracks of the People Mover. These shots were overlaid with CGI-produced shots of tall, futuristic buildings to create the composite city of "Los Angeles".
The buttons used to open doors in the living quarters are actually Griffin PowerMate USB Volume Controls, used normally for Mac computers to adjust volume.
The black yacht in the dreams of Lincoln 6 Echo, shown later in the film (the Renovatio) is the Wallypower 118 super yacht. The boat is built almost entirely out of carbon fiber, Kevlar and glass with a teak-deck. The boat features three Vericor TF50 gas turbines, providing a total power output is 16,800 horsepower (12,500 kW).
The Calvin Klein poster, the Calvin Klein spot and some of the photos at Lincoln's house are authentic.
Over a third of the entire movie was shot on the new Arriflex 235 system. In July 2004, director Michael Bay bought one directly from the Arri camera company before it shipped. After filming he called it the smallest and the lightest camera ever used since it allowed fast pans. The camera weighs 7.7 lbs, exactly half the weight of the 435 series camera.
Scarlett Johansson's character Jordan Two-Delta was originally named Ester and was meant to be pregnant in earlier drafts by Caspian Tredwell-Owen.
The Aces and Spades Club is the old Marina and Yacht club of the Salton Sea. Abandoned for many years, it was renovated and is now the Sea and Desert Interpretive Center.
The phone used by Tom Lincoln is the Nokia 8800/8801 model. At the time of the movie filming this was merely a concept phone; it was subsequently mass released.
After emerging from the ground, the ruins they spend the first night in are in Rhyolite Nevada, a ghost town near Beatty Nevada 127 miles west of Vegas.
The scene with the abandoned motel is in Desert Beach on the coast of the Salton Sea in California. The motel was in front of the abandoned Aces and Spades Club. The club was the site of the Salton Sea's Yacht Club. The motel has since been torn down and the club made into a museum of the Salton Sea.
The cubism-style painting by Pablo Picasso in Merrick's office is the "Femme Assise (Jacqueline)" created in 1961.
Bares an uncanny semblance to the novel "Spares" by British author, Michael Marshall-Smith.
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Scarlett Johansson's first science fiction film.
The turtle-shaped car in Tom Lincoln's display case is a model of John Cobb's "Railton-Mobil Special", which broke the World Land Speed Record three times in 1938, 1939 and 1947. The latter record stood for nearly 16 years, when it was broken by Craig Breedlove's "Spirit of America" jet car. Subsequent piston-engined cars have only pushed up the record by 11 m.p.h.
The sports car shown briefly in the trailer is the Cadillac Cien concept.
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In one scene in the movie, a Bugatti Veyron is seen driving down a street in the background. Currently the Bugatti is sold for $1.25 million, and only about 50 are made yearly.
A 45-minute preview of the film was shown to the press at the Cannes Film Festival.
Considered to be a remake of Logan's Run (1976).
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Tom Lincoln mentions that Jordon's sponsor was featured in Esquire magazine. In 2006 and 2013 Scarlett Johansson was Esquire Magazine's sexiest woman alive.
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Four actors reunite in this film that starred together in Michael Bay's Armageddon (1999): Steve Buscemi, Michael Clarke Duncan, Chris Ellis, and Shawnee Smith.
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McCord (Steve Buscemi) goes to get a map of L.A. for Lincoln and Jordan in the train station and tells them to stay put. In Escape from L.A., his character is Map to the Stars Eddie.
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Scarlett Johansson and Steve Buscemi previously costarred in Ghost World.
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This is the second science fiction film which Ewan McGregor has starred in about clones. The other film was Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002).
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When Lincoln Six Echo and Jordan Two Delta ask where Mac is at the Aces and Spades. the bartender played by Chris Ellis responds with "And you would be who?" He says a similar statement to Rachel Taylor in Transformers (also Directed by Michael Bay) when she interrupts a briefing.
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Certain Shots during the Train wheel chase are re-used in Transformers: Dark of the moon. Also Directed by Michael Bay.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Michael Bay recalled the scene where Lincoln Six and Tom Lincoln fight as long and tedious to shoot, since it took half an hour to change Ewan McGregor's clothes between each shot so he could play both characters.
Michael Bay expressed disappointment with the climatic fight between Lincoln and Merrick, saying that he had originally planned a much more elaborate set piece, but their budget was running low, and the action had to be improvised on sets that weren't easy to stage stunts on.

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