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Memorable Movie Quotes
Costa: [talking to the police detectives after the operation in the night club was interrupted] Have you ever been fishing? The bait always dies.
Screenwriters Nicholas Kazan, Hillary Seitz and David Ayer worked on revisions for Jon Bokenkamp's script.
A scene was shot in which Angelina drives back to her house with the old pick-up and a branch from a tree falls and breaks the windshield. It took several takes to get the shot, and apparently destroyed the last remaining windshields for the pick-up available anywhere in North America at the time. The scene was not used.
When Scott is eating breakfast in the restaurant with the other detectives, a French-style police siren can be heard in the background. Canadian police sirens sound just like their American counterparts.
The three lead police investigators all speak with Parisian French accents. Quebec French is as distinct from Parisian French as British English is distinct from North American English.
When Illeana throws something at the full-length mirror, all of the pieces on top fall out. In the next shot, we see her reflection on a piece of mirror that is back in place at the top of the mirror.
During the car chase, there are several shots from the point of view of the chase car. The barrel of the gun being pointed at the driver in the lead car is clearly an older style revolver. However, in subsequent shots and flashbacks we see that the gun is a more modern semi-automatic.
Although the movie is supposed to be taking place in Montreal, a police officer is wearing a "Ville du Quebec" uniform while Chateau Frontenac (also Quebec City) is shown in the background.
The police helicopters landing at the Moncton (New Brunswick) train station are Sûreté du Québec (Quebec provincial police) helicopters. Even if the SQ were authorized to carry out an intervention in New Brunswick, Moncton is over 200 kilometres from the Quebec border - there's no way those helicopters could have gotten there in the 20 minutes the police said they had.
While the movie is set in Montreal, Quebec, several scenes were filmed in Quebec City some 150 miles north east from Montreal. The bridge scene and Le chateau Frontenac are in Quebec city not Montreal.
When Ileana hears LeClair being shot, she races into the building with her sunglasses on. She has no sunglasses the whole time she is in the apartment, but has them back on as she races down the stairs to chase the other car.
When Agent Scott first drives Costa back to his apartment in the rain, she confirms the address, "219?" but an instant later she drops him in front of an address quite clearly marked 188. Later in the dialogue, the address is repeated as 219.
After Duval is killed in the gallery he is referred to as "Agent Duval". Canadian law enforcement does not have an "Agency".
Box Office Info USA
Opening Weekend: $11,458,465
Filming Dates: April 2003 - August 2003
Chemin du Lac, Knowlton's Landing, Québec, Canada
(tire blowout, changing flat)
Fitch Bay, Québec, Canada
Joliette, Québec, Canada
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Québec City, Québec, Canada
Rock Island, Québec, Canada
(Entering Post Office)
Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada