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(2006)

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The shot with Ben Affleck in the bar, where he sinks the eight ball, and continues with his monologue, took over twenty shots, mainly because Affleck couldn't make the shot. When he finally did make it, he couldn't say his lines, because he was laughing so hard about finally making it.
All the conversations by Agent Carruthers (Ray Liotta) and Agent Messner (Ryan Reynolds) in the surveillance van scene, were improvised.
Writer and Director Joe Carnahan needed to fill the role of a speed freak neo-Nazi, when he fired Michael Shannon for being rude to a Costume Designer. Within ten seconds of Chris Pine starting his audition, Carnahan was sold.
Feature film debut of Alicia Keys.
According to one of the DVD commentaries, Joe Carnahan had Ryan Reynolds wear one of his contacts from The Amityville Horror (2005) in the final scene. The contact was worn on the side of his face, with cuts from the climactic shoot-out.
Final film of Joseph Ruskin. He died on December 28, 2013, at the age of eighty-nine.
Joe Carnahan said on the commentary, that the exposition scene between Andy Garcia and Ryan Reynolds worked well, due to Garcia and Reynolds having a "natural aggression. But not animosity."
The tattoo on Darwin Tremor's right forearm, is the first verse from "Mein Kampf" by Adolf Hitler.
After filming Their scene together, Ben Affleck remarked to Joe Carnahan about Chris Pine: "If I could take ten percent of what I'm going to make in my career and bet on anybody, I'd bet on that kid".
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DIRECTOR CAMEO (Joe Carnahan): When Jack Dupree (Ben Affleck) is talking about Buddy Israel (Jeremy Piven), it shows a bank robbery going on. For a split second, you see a man with a beard and sunglasses leaning his back on a truck yelling out, and holding a machine gun. This is Carnahan.
The movie features three actors who appeared on Lost (2004): Matthew Fox (Jack Sheppard in "Lost") plays Bill the Security Supervisor, Nestor Carbonell (Richard Alpert in "Lost") plays assassin Pasquale Acosta, and Kevin Durand (Martin Keamy in "Lost") plays Jeeves Tremor.
Rockne's Plumbing (Lazlo Soot's getaway van at the beginning of the film) is named after Joe Carnahan's son, Rockne.
Ben Affleck (Jack Dupree) and Chris Pine (Darwin Tremor) have played Jack Ryan: Affleck in The Sum of All Fears (2002), and Pine in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014).
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The song in the final credits is "Play Your Cards Right" by Common, who also stars in the film.
The sniper rifle that Sharice Walters (Taraji P. Henson) uses, appears to be a Barrett M82 with a modified scope.
Maile's Restaurant (the Tremor brothers shoot-out at the beginning of the film) is named after Joe Carnahan's daughter, Maile.
The F.B.I. helicopter's registration number is N350SC, and is the same helicopter that was used to deliver Nelly Furtado to the rooftop in her video "Say it Right".
The F.B.I. helicopter N350SC was used in Next (2007).
Feature film debut of Common.
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In a rare speaking event, filmmaker Terrence Malick has stated this film is "very well directed", and became one of his favorite films of all time.
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The Tremor brothers' car is a 1966 Pontiac Bonneville.
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The song "Ace of Spades" by the metal group Motörhead is played in the beginning of the film, introducing the Tremors, the neo-Nazi bounty hunters.
Nestor Carbonell, Common, and Ben Affleck have all been in Batman related films: Carbonell in The Dark Knight (2008), Common in Suicide Squad (2016), and Affleck in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Suicide Squad (2016).
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Joe Carnahan stated on the DVD commentary, that the one shot of the movie is from his television pilot Faceless (2006). It is the shot of the ceiling light turning on in the Grandma's house.
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Joel Edgerton and Jason Bateman appeared in The Gift (2015).
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After getting the call that Israel agreed to the deal, Carruthers tells Messner that Israel agreed to give up his whole "entourage". Jeremy Piven, who played Israel, is probably most notable for portraying Ari Gold on the show Entourage (2004).
The bonus features reveal that Ben Affleck, who plays one of the bondsmen, couldn't play pool to save his life at the time. He appeared to have no experience with a pool cue, and as a result, the simplest of shots took many takes.
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Matthew Fox and Nestor Carbonell appeared in Lost (2004), as well as Kevin Durand. In addition, Peter Berg directed Jason Bateman in The Kingdom (2007).
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Chris Pine plays neo-nazi Darwin Tremor. In real life, Pine is of Jewish descent.
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Chris Pine replaced Michael Shannon as Darwin Tremor. Both actors would later appear in the DC Extended Universe. Shannon would play General Zod in Man Of Steel (2013) Pine would play Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman (2017).
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Reunites Ryan Reynolds and Curtis Armstrong, who appeared in National Lampoon's Van Wilder (2002).
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(At around twenty-six minutes) When Buddy is complaining to Ivy about the hotel suite, he says "f**k this and the f**king animal kingdom" before he gets interrupted by Hugo, played by Joel Edgerton. Joel Edgerton, ironically, starred in the Australian crime drama, Animal Kingdom (2010).
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Only one female character is killed throughout the movie, the prostitute accidentally shot in the face by Georgia Sykes (Alicia Keys). Ironically, she had specifically said earlier in the movie, that she didn't want to kill any women. Not unless you count her partner, who gets shot by the feds, just as she notices Georgia is still alive.

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