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(2011)

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Adam Mitchell's pickup truck has a Jay Austin Motors license plate. This is a tribute to Sherwood Pictures' first film, Flywheel (2003), in which Alex Kendrick played a shady used car dealer, Jay Austin.
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The baby in the truck at the beginning was Ken Bevels real son. They were not expecting him to be crying when they opened the door, but it fit perfectly for the scene. In the audio commentary Stephen Kendrick says "there was nobody in the car prompting him to cry, we all were shocked and got chills that day when he opened the truck and the baby cried like that, it was GOD directing that portion of the scene, we were blown away by that".
While filming the arrest early in the film, the actors who played the gangsters were actually sharing their faith with local people in between takes, including the two that pass by on bikes while they're driving to the house.
The "sling shot" move that Adam uses to fling Nathan out of the car to catch the suspect is a move that some officers really do use, while others have never heard of it.
The scene that Adam Mitchell is watching on TV (with his daughter in his lap) is from the house fire in Fireproof (2008).
While filming at the dark house where Adam and Shane search for the suspects, there was a real gang nearby who got used to them being there, thinking they were only actors, but there were a few real officers with them who carried out a real arrest during a drug deal while filming was going on.
The scene where Adam and Dylan are running together and stop to talk was not originally planned. It was something they came up with on the spot and shot quickly in one take during a break from filming other scenes.
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The big speech Adam (Alex Kendrick) gives at the end was read to the same audience about 12 times in a row to get it right.
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The girl listed in the cast as "Girl crying at Funeral" is Joy-Anna Duggar, a member of the Duggar family, the famous large Christian family of "19 kids and Counting".
The Tazer gun used in the arrest was real. It wasn't fully charged so it wouldn't hurt anyone, but while filming, it actually recoiled and shocked Shane Fuller (Kevin Downes), not the gangster. He then fell down and cut his hand on a brick.
The house that they search had been vacant. Originally there had been no pull down attic door, so they had to add one. The temperature was up to 105 degrees on the main level, and 130 degrees in the attic. The brief attic scene had to be filmed quite quickly. Many other locations throughout the movie were also quite hot.
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The jail cell where Nathan is very briefly seen showing Derrick a Bible at the end was actually a Sunday School room at the Church.
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Early in the film as the patrol car is driving around town there is a shot of the Albany Fire Station. This is the station used in Sherwood Pictures' last film, Fireproof (2008).
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In the gun battle near the end of the film it was originally planned to have Nathan Shot in the chest, but with a bullet proof vest on so that he would survive.
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The visitors area at the jail was a real one. Getting to the visitors side was easy, but getting around to the prisoners side took about 15 minutes.
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The building where they test/torture Derrick to accept him as a member, was over 100 years old. It had been abandoned, and was torn down right after filming.
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The police station where the meetings take place was actually located at a jail.
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The "Evidence Room" was built in an old library that they had acquired.
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The man playing Javier's boss in the thread factory is the real life father of the young man playing Dylan Mitchell. Also, the boy playing Shane's son is Alex Kendricks' real life son.
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After the fight near the end, when Adam sees the little girl with her dad, it was originally edited that he would see Emily's face on her, but they decided it wasn't needed.
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The first scene filmed for the movie was Javier in the thread factory when the other employee talks to him.
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