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We Own the Night (2007) Poster

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According to an interview with Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix would get into character by hurling insults at Robert Duvall between takes. This upset Duvall greatly, and Wahlberg had to restrain him.
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The car chase scene was shot on a sunny day, and the rain put in digitally later in post-production.
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Christopher Walken was originally cast as Chief Albert Grusinsky, but had to pull out, due to scheduling difficulties. Robert Duvall was brought in at the last minute to play the role.
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For the car chase, James Grey watched every car chase scene he could, from the silents to the present, in order to come up with new ideas. Grey concluded that one thing that had never been done in a car chase was consistent perspective, and that inspired him to film the chase from the vantage point of a single driver.
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The title of the movie is the motto for the New York Police Department's Street Crimes Unit, disbanded in 2002. Their patch can be seen during the opening credits.
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During filming, Eva Mendes reportedly asked James Gray if he'd change her character's name to honor her late grandmother Amada, whom she never met.
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Writer and Director James Gray refused to shoot the film in Toronto, where it would have been much cheaper. This is one of the reasons why it took so long to make the movie.
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Sony bought the film for a reported eleven million dollars.
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The film originated at Warner Brothers, and was briefly acquired by Universal.
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The film focuses on the relationship between two brothers, one who lives a dubious lifestyle and the other who leads a very respectable, law-abiding life. This theme is also present in one of James Gray's earlier films, Little Odessa (1994).
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Tony Musante's last film.
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Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg also starred in The Yards (2000), another movie directed by James Gray.
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Mark Wahlberg and Danny Hoch (Jumbo) appeared in Ted (2012).
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The scene near the end, where they command the man to kneel down in the middle of the field, is very similar to a scene in Little Odessa (1994), also directed by James Gray.
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