Knight and Day (2010) Poster


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Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz did a majority of the stunts on their own. Cruise and Diaz are avid drivers, and have experience in doing sharp turns and 180s.
Tom Cruise wanted to do another spy thriller, but he thought Salt (2010) and The Tourist (2010) were too similar to his Mission: Impossible (1996) franchise. He ultimately chose this project once it became an espionage thriller with comic elements.
With the exception of Roy Miller falling off during the rooftop chase in Austria, Tom Cruise did most of the running and jumping without any wire works.
Tom Cruise dropped out of The Tourist (2010), which was being extensively rewritten by Christopher McQuarrie, to do this film.
When Roy is late and discovers Simon's hidden message in the shipping container, similarly-hidden messages reading 'URLATE' can briefly be seen on both sides of the container wall.
Chris Tucker, Adam Sandler, and Gerard Butler were all considered for the lead role before Tom Cruise signed on.
All the car crashes were recorded on studio lots and digitally imposed in the film.
The film's production partners, New Regency and Dune Entertainment, offset financing for the film by paying Tom Cruise a lower advance fee than he normally received. According to the Los Angeles Times, Cruise received eleven million dollars for Knight and Day (2010), not the twenty-plus million dollars he usually receives.
The car Cameron Diaz is driving in the chase scene is a 1966 Pontiac GTO with Martinique Bronze exterior and Parchment interior.
Over twelve writers worked on the film but the Writers Guild of America ruled that only one of them, Patrick O'Neill, should be credited. Some of the other uncredited writers were Scott Frank, Laeta Kalogridis, Ted Griffin, Dana Fox, and Simon Kinberg.
Eva Mendes was cast as the female lead when Chris Tucker was attached to the project.
While leads Cruise and Diaz were promoting this movie they both appeared on the BBC's Top Gear Top Gear: Episode #15.5 (2010) where they competed in the traditional speed lap in the "reasonably-priced car." Their respective time records were 01m:44.2s and 01m:45.2s.
There is a remake of this movie in Bollywood named Bang Bang (2014), starring Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif.
On 9/15/2009, Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise filmed a spot for The Jay Leno Show (2009) at the Worcester Regional Airport in Worcester, Massachusetts, which stood in for Wichita, Kansas in the movie.
Tom Dey was the project's original director.
This is the second movie in which Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz have co-starred, the first being Vanilla Sky (2001). Both were also in Minority Report (2002), but Diaz's role was only a silent cameo.
Gabrielle Union, who co-starred in Bad Boys II (2003) alongside Jordi Mollà, labeled the Spanish actor as the "Tom Cruise of Spain". Mollà appears in this film with Cruise as the lead actor.
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The driver of the truck narrowly missed by Roy when he lands the plane is singing 'Rock You Like a Hurricane'. Tom Cruise sings this in a deleted scene from his film Rock of Ages (2012).
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Marc Blucas and Maggie Grace were in another movie together, The Jane Austen Book Club (2007).
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Celia Weston, who plays the mother of Tom Cruise, is only ten years older than him.

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