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(1992)

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Before Willem Dafoe and Mickey Rourke were cast, Morgan Creek Productions considered Kevin Costner for the lead, and either Jeff Bridges, or Nick Nolte as the Gorman Lennox character. In the end, the three actors' hefty price tags were too rich for the medium-budgeted production.
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Rourke attempted to quit smoking during filming, in preparation for his pro boxing career. By the end of the film, he gave in and resumed smoking, the same as his character, who resumes smoking to the surprise of Dafoe.
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Ray Dolezal's car is 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray C2.
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Warner Brothers briefly considered re-titling the film "Quicksand".
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Willem Dafoe and Miguel Sandoval later appeared in Clear and Present Danger (1994).
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The film cast includes four Oscar nominees: Mickey Rourke, Samuel L. Jackson, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Willem Dafoe.
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Mickey Rourke and Willem Dafoe later appeared in Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003). directed by Robert Rodriguez, who considered Dafoe for the role of Senator Roark in Sin City (2005) which would reunite him with Mickey.
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Greg Meeker (Samuel L. Jackson), who features in this film directed by Roger Donaldson, was also in Amos & Andrew (1993), he played Andrew Sterling and Nicolas Cage played Amos Odell. Brad Dourif played Officer Donnie Donaldson, so he had the same surname as Roger Donaldson.
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Cameo 

Mimi Rogers: The wife of Ray Dolezal (Willem Dafoe).
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Mickey Rourke and James Rebhorn previously appeared in Desperate Hours (1990). In that film, Rebhorn played a district attorney who tries to send Rourke's character to jail; in this one Rourke kills the FBI agent played by Rebhorn.
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