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(I) (2009)


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An explosive shootout scene takes place inside New York's famous Guggenheim Museum. The production team used the Guggenheim's original blueprints to build a full-size replica of its interior in an abandoned locomotive warehouse. Construction took 4 months.
At Jonas Skarssen's home, Ulrich Thomsen and Benjamin Wandschneider are speaking Danish, their native language.
Originally scheduled for release in August 2008. After badly-received previews, and re-shoots to turn it into more of an action film, it was released in February 2009, during the worst banking crisis in U.S. history.
During the movie, Eleanor (Naomi Watts) trades SMS text messages with a contact. The number which identifies the sender on her Blackberry is +352 22 28 09: the real phone number for the Luxembourg City Tourist Office.
The film opened the 2009 Berlin International Film Fesitival on February 5, 2009.
Inspired by the BCCI (Bank of Credit and Commerce International) banking scandal, which took place in the 1980s and early 1990s.
Shipped to theaters under the code name "Across Boundaries".
The radio frequency scanner which Salinger uses to overhear the conversation in the end of the film is an Alinco DJ-X3.


The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

At least 3 times in the film, somebody is about to shoot someone, only to be beaten to it by someone else.

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