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.
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.
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.