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(2010)

Trivia

Part of the film's promotion was a seven minute comic released on Apple.com.
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Moments before the filming of the Chinatown scene a crew member was approached by a local Chinese person who pointed out to him that all the neon signs with Chinese characters were upside down. A frantic rigging crew proceeded to flip all the signs while the shooting crew shot in the direction of the newly flipped signs.
Forest Whitaker has been studying Filipino Kali for several years under masters such as Dan Inosanto and Richard Bustillo. He utilizes his skills in several fight scenes in the film.
Note that Jude Law's character does not have a name (a similar situation in the book). The mystery effect was somewhat ruined when marketing inserted a name for him in the film's first trailer.
Leonardo DiCaprio was set to star but dropped out.
To secure a product placement deal with Volkswagen, the production was required to feature one of their cars for 9 minutes.
There's a scene showing a sign for Jarvik St. It's actually Jarvis St. in Toronto. Jarvik is the name of the man who created the first artificial heart.
In his opening voiceover, Remy mentions a scientist who devised an experiment in which a cat would be locked in a box along a poison capsule that with an unknown possibility of bursting. This is a reference to the Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger's imaginary experiment to show the paradox that an isolated system cannot be understood by a fixed rule, but rather in terms of possibilities: thus, opening the box would alter the system, and therefore the outcome.
When Jude Law and Forest Whitaker are watching TV the Monty Python sketch about organ repo men is on the TV.
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In a scene showing the city a Fast and Furious X billboard can be seen.
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In 2003 screenwriters Eric Garcia and Garrett Lerner began collaborating with Miguel Sapochnik on a screenplay based on a novel being written by Garcia. The novel, titled 'The Repossession Mambo', was published in 2009.
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The film takes place in 2025.
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Despite the fact that this was filmed with Hawk anamorphic lenses, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

During the metro scene there is a larger picture of a beach visible for a moment with the subtitle M.5, hinting the plot twist at the end of the movie.
The third act of the film is a blatant rip off of Brazil, in which the main character is revealed to have not actually experienced anything as they have been hooked up to a computer simulation program that immerses them in a fight for victory. The only real difference is that in Brazil the main character is brought out of the simulation and discovers he has been captured whereas in this film Remy is in a coma after a fight in which his head was smashed.
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