R.I.P.D. (2013) Poster



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The finance convention scene was filmed at the Hynes Convention Center, which is half a mile from Copley Square where Jeff Bridges was nearly killed in real life during the bomb truck explosion scene of Blown Away (1994).
This is Ryan Reynolds's fourth appearance in a film adapted from a comic book. The previous three roles are as Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity (2004), Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and Hal Jordan in Green Lantern (2011).
According to Jeff Bridges on a reddit AMA discussion, he enjoyed making the movie with the cast and crew but attributed the film's failure due to studio interference. Bridges said "the suits just cut it against the grain, and I thought, screwed it up". He described the film as 'underwhelming'.
The Boston Police cruisers and ID badges throughout the movie bear the insignia of the same fictional district A-8 featured in many movies including That's My Boy (2012) and The Town (2010).
Zach Galifianakis was originally cast as Roy Powell, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.
This movie has been compared to Men in Black (1997) when it came to secret government agencies involving otherworldly beings. Jeff Bridges is playing the same kind of character that his good friend and Blown Away (1994) costar Tommy Lee Jones played in Men In Black.
Not screened in advance for critics.
In the United States and some other countries, this film was released on the same day as RED 2 (2013), the sequel to RED (2010), which was directed by director Robert Schwentke. It also starring Mary-Louise Parker. In addition, it was released two days after Turbo (2013), an animated film also starring Ryan Reynolds.
Jodie Foster was considered for the role of Proctor.
Jeff Bridges and Stephanie Szostak, who play likable characters in this movie, played villainous characters in Marvel's Iron Man movies which are also comic book based. Bridges played Obadiah Stane in Iron Man (2008) and Szostak played Ellen Brandt in Iron Man 3 (2013).
You can see Roy driving the car with what's commonly known as a suicide knob on his steering wheel. The knob itself was an EightBall. Roy was literally "behind the Eight Ball."
Jeff Bridges has an extensive display of his doodles on his website. In the first scene at RIPD Boston, his doodle of Proctor is on the clipboard he throws on the desk.
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Kevin Bacons' 2 boys, Exon and Kris.P both starred as ghost children, but were cut from the final edit
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The car that the captive Hayes is put in, has the license plate 314159. These are the first 6 digits of PI, the number used to calculate the measure of circles.
Part of Nick's file number, when being first introduced into the R.I.P.D., is the the first 68 digits in the mathmatical number pi.
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Nick is branded with the RIPD badge number 265315. It's interesting to note that amidst the other mentioned Prime numbers that are found in the film, this one isn't special at all comparatively. It's not part of the Fibonacci sequence, or any of the common, popular formulas, it's neither a Perfect number, nor even a Regular number.
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