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Boaz Yakin previously directed the 2003 film, Uptown Girls, a film which also deals with a troubled adult bonding with an intelligent child.
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The scenes at the mayor's mansion were filmed at the Bloomfield estate in Villanova, Pennsylvania. On April 4th (less than one month before the film's release), the garage burst into flames, starting what would eventually become a four alarm fire that destroyed most of the third floor of the main house.
The third film that director Boaz Yakin has made with producer Lawrence Bender, the other two being Fresh (1994) and A Price Above Rubies (1998).
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Although he had written several action films, like _The Punisher_ and The Rookie (1990), this is the first one that Boaz Yakin has actually directed.
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Boaz Yakin's plan as director was to recapture the energy of New York City that he remembered from films like The Warriors (1979), Death Wish (1974) and The Seven-Ups (1973).
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After his previous film, Death in Love (2008), barely managed to get a theatrical release and effectively went straight to DVD, Boaz Yakin was keen to make a film that stood a chance at some kind of box office success.
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Dekalb Ave. subway station and Canal St. station were filmed at Cortlandt St. station.
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The getaway coming out of the subway is filmed on the corner of East Broadway and Rutger St., shooting from the southeastern side of the crossing.
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Robert John Burke's character in this movie is a corrupt NYPD Captain. In Law & Order: SVU his character works for Internal Affairs and investigates corrupt NYPD officials. In Person of Interest he plays a crooked member of the NYPD.
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Hank Amos and Jason Statham both starred in The Expendables 2010
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Lawrence Bender: The bartender who hands Jason Statham a fork.
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