- Director:Jonathan Mostow
- Writer:Michael Ferris,John Brancato
- Cast:Bruce Willis,Radha Mitchell,Ving Rhames
- Time:1h 29min
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|James Francis Ginty||-||Canter|
|James Cromwell||-||Older Canter|
|Ving Rhames||-||The Prophet|
|Michael Cudlitz||-||Colonel Brendon|
|Jeffrey De Serrano||-||Armando|
|Helena Mattsson||-||JJ the Blonde|
|Michael Philip||-||Uniformed Cop|
|Danny F Smith||-||Victim (as Danny Smith)|
|Brian A. Parrish||-||Hard Hat (as Brian Parrish)|
Because Bruce Willis refused to re-record several lines of dialogue when the movie was being restructured, a sound-alike voice-over actor had to be brought in.
During the opening montage showing the development of the surrogates, there is a shot of an Asian man with an android twin. This is actually footage of Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University and his creation -- Geminoid, a prototype android double of himself.
The film takes place in 2017.
The weapon appears to be based on an ozone generator -- with a bunch of added parts to make it look more exotic and weapon-like.
A close-up shot of Strickland's FBI file shows his date of birth as December 21, 1969, and birthplace as Lynn, Massachusetts. These are also the real date of birth and birthplace of actor Jack Noseworthy, who plays Strickland.
Radha Mitchell read the comic book while filming.
The exterior of the VSI building is a digitally altered version of the Dallas Bank of America Plaza (informally known as "The Green Building"). The interior is actually in Cambridge, MA, and is home to Genzyme and Momenta Pharmaceuticals. It was designed by Steven Ehrlich Architects & SMMA.
In the "beauty shop" where Maggie works, a device can be seen for holding the "faces" of surrogates. In reality, it's a Gorillapod, a flexible tripod for cameras.
Jonathan Mostow's first film since Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003).
The unusual shoulder patch worn by Colonel Brendon is the 26th Infantry Division. A former division of the Massachusetts Army National Guard, it has been deactivated since 1993. The insignia is actually a stylized "YD", for their nickname, "The Yankee Division".
The opening credits, interspersed with futuristic news footage, run to almost four minutes in length.
Ranger tab is worn on the left shoulder, the 1st Ranger battalion scroll on his right shoulder shows the unit in which he served in combat.
The country music heard at 1:17:34 into the film was also used in Breakdown, another one of Jonathan Mostow's films starring Jack Noseworthy.
Some scenes were filmed at the Draper Factory in Hopedale, Massachusetts.
Bruce Willis amc Ving Rhames would appear 15 years earlier in Pulp Fiction (1994)
A lot of the filming takes place in lynn ma central square
Hanna Hilton: The porn actress appears as Female Robot.
During the opening scene when Canter and his father are discussing Tosca, Canter Jr. says "Don't tell me how it ends" and Canter Sr. responds "Like they all do -- everybody dies". This can be seen as foreshadowing his plan.
The vehicle wrecked during the beginning of the movie is the same model of Jeep Grand Cherokee (ZJ) featured prominently throughout Breakdown (1997) also directed by Jonathan Mostow.