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In the opening scene, one of the callers into the 911 centre states "I think I'm having an overdose and so is my wife" - the line made famous by Edward Sanchez, a policeman who confiscated marijuana from a suspect and then made brownies with it. He called 911 when he thought he had taken too much.
First WWE Studios movie to be nominated for an award.
Halle Berry was initially cast in the lead role with Joel Schumacher directing. Schumacher dropped out and was replaced by Brad Anderson. Berry dropped out due to scheduling conflicts but once the start date was pushed up, she returned in the lead role.
Halle Berry visited a call center and hung out with 911 operators in preparation for her role. She found their job to be emotionally very stressful.
Screenwriter Richard D'Ovidio got the idea for the film when his wife saw an interview with a 911 operator on TV. Researching the subject, he visited the Los Angeles Metropolitan Communications Dispatch Center and was surprised to find that it had its own back-up generators, bulletproof windows and a moat.
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Shot over a period of 25 days.
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At 18:57 you can see an article on Leah Templeton in Turners locker. That article says that Leah died on Feb. 26, 2012 and that services (her funeral) will be held on Feb. 27. Obviously there could never be a Newspaper article on her death the same day she died (and it must be from that day as it informs about the services being held on Feb 27)
Originally envisioned as a TV series called "The Hive".
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The movie marks the second collaboration of Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin since New Year's Eve (2011).
The original plan was to film in California, taking advantage of the state's tax credits. However, it was discovered that the waiting time for such credits was too long so an alternative filming location was required. The production team settled for Ottawa in Canada and were days away from commencing production when they were informed that the California tax credit backlog had been cleared and that they could film in the state after all.
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Morris Chestnut prepared for his role by going on ride-alongs with the LAPD.
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Halle Berry suffered a minor head injury in a fight scene and had to be rushed to hospital where she was declared to be fine and well.
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Jacob Sullivan was approached to direct.
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At 43:44, the clock shows the time as 4:04 but at 51:14, the phone shows the time as 7:17 and she has been on the phone for 1:05 minutes
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In the film, it is revealed that Casey is 5ft3. In real life Abigail Breslin, who plays as Casey, is 5ft1.
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This represented Halle Berry's first major hit for a number of years outside of the X-Men franchise.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The longest time Abigail Breslin is in a closed trunk is for 15 minutes.
In the final fight scene where Jordan is thrown to the ground Halle Berry hit her head on the concrete. The on site medics said she she only had a bruise and a bump on her head and was okay to continue filming, but noted she could have suffered a brain injury if she landed differently.

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