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(2005)

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The director chose many of the locations due to their history of criminal activity. The major hotel they had shot in, was reportedly a hide out for famed bank robbers, Bonnie and Clyde.
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The Rains character is loosely based on a Korean War veteran who went to work for the Purple Gang as an "Enforcer".
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Rains' wardrobe was intentionally modeled after that of the Invisible Man in the 1933 classic.
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Many of the thugs in the opening gun battle were ex-cons. The producers had to verify that shooting the guns in the film didn't interfere with any of their parole requirements.
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During the scene where Ash shoots Rains, the authorities was notified that firearms were being used. Apparently, the information wasn't passed on to the next shift and cops showed up to the location with their guns drawn.
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Holt Boggs trained in a boxing gym for over a year to help give a unique and aggressive style to the fight scenes. Aside from focusing on the punching aspect, he and the director studied how people react to being hit and the effects the punches had on them.
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The film was shot on a shoestring budget, by a crew of about nine first-time filmmakers. They pulled it off by calling in all the freebies and favors they possibly could.
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Because of how quick Holt Boggs was punching, many questioned whether or not the film was sped up, but it wasn't. That is all in real time.
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Mirelly Taylor painted the 6' x 6' scene on canvas used in The Prodigy. The mural was said to be stolen after filming wrapped.
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