The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2006 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »
The masked killer on the bridge throws down two playing cards. In the first shot, those playing cards have a pattern on their back. In the counter shot (showing how the cards land) the cards have matching front and back - both sides show the jack of diamonds. This was probably done to not have to go through repeat takes until the cards landed with the jacks facing upwards. See more »
Five... Four... Three... Two...
Wait! Please go back to five. Please...
I'm not going back to five, man. I'm not going back to five. Five...
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A surprise final scene interrupts the closing credits a few seconds after they start. See more »
I watched this movie last week and I am still returning to re watch because it contains some of the most fascinating scenes I have ever watched.
I think the casting was very good. Sam Rockwell, who had already pulled off a slowly degrading and paranoid character living in moon alone, really succeeds in bearing the weight of the story. He is essentially causes almost all the progress single handedly and the parts really fit together.
Colin Farrell, who is a favorite of the director is another good flavor but I didn't really get impressed with his acting or his character. Because his character has almost no impact, he is dragged along to different situations and usually has no bearing in the movie. Maybe it supposed to represent the director in some level but it is very interesting to see the story teller who doesn't even realize how little control he has on his own story.
But I am mainly reviewing this title to praise Christopher Walken. Every one of is scenes are perfect, he is just brilliant. I have always liked him but I could never imagine that I would be impressed this much with his acting. I think the character is very interesting, his dialogs really fit the atmosphere and in general it was a very essential part of a good story.
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