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Prior to shooting, George Tillman Jr. gave all the actors a folder filled with information about their respective characters as well as a list of films to watch and take notes from.
For the fight scene in the club toilet, Dwayne Johnson' spent two days learning "52 Blocks", a fighting style originating from West Coast prisons.
George Tillman Jr., who primarily directs dramas, made this film as an homage to action films from the 1970s. Tillman Jr. had no prior experience in directing action films.
Dwayne Johnson', Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Maggie Grace spent a day training at Rick Seaman's Stunt Driving School in order to be able to drive the film's cars.
Though Driver doesn't change his clothes during the 5-day period the film takes place in, due to his vengeance being the only thing that matters to him, costume designer Salvador Pérez Jr. actually bought 30 identical sets of clothes for Dwayne Johnson to wear throughout the shoot.
Dwayne Johnson's first straight-up action film since Doom (2005). In between the two, Johnson mainly took roles in comedies and family movies.
The snub nose revolver that Driver (Dwayne Johnson) is shooting is a Ruger 2.5" barrel, Super Redhawk in .454 Casull, Cat.# KSRH-2454, Mod.# 5301. Killer (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) uses an H&K P30 with silencer, and a Glock without silencer. Cop (Billy Bob Thornton) uses a Glock.
The movie had an extended ending where the Rock has a final showdown with the assassin, but the scene was cut. This scene can be found among the bonus content on the DVD.
Salma Hayek was cast as Cicero, but dropped out a week before filming began due to a scheduling conflict.
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Before shooting this film, Maggie Grace had never driven a car with manual transmission and gear stick.
The Chevelle that Dwayne Johnson drives in the film is a 1971 or 1972 model (as evidenced by the dual taillights), but the front is from the 1970 model (as evidenced by headlights and grille). Also, although the car is badged with the SS (Super Sport) logo, it is in fact a Malibu edition Chevelle as evidenced by the sweep style dash - SS Chevelles have round gauges.
Phil Joanou was originally attached to direct.
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Of the two screenwriter brothers, Tony Gayton is the one who came up with the initial idea, which corresponds to the film's first scene.
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