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Much of the filming was done in the same area of the swamp using different camera angles to show the guardsmen making progress through the swamp. This is clearly visible in the color of the water. When shooting would begin early in the day the water was the color of black coffee, as the actors moved about and stirred up the mud later in the day the water would appear like creamed coffee.
There's supposed to be a river here.
Spencer: Them ecology boys must've moved it.
While at the "town", the Cajun Hunter, played by Sonny Landham, shoots Hardin (Powers Boothe) in the left shoulder. Spenser comes in the room and fires his M-16, drawing attention away from the Hunter trying to finish the job on Hardin. The Hunter then turns and raises his rifle to shoot Spenser, then Hardin stabs the Hunter in the groin with a knife he took from a table. After the hunter falls to the floor in pain, the camera cuts to Hardin, who is seen with the bullet wound and blood on his right shoulder. The shot was obviously reversed for some reason.
$116,943 27 September 1981