R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A man begins to suspect his neighbors are not what they appear to be and their secrets could be deadly.
Early in the film, when Bridges is showing a bombing slideshow to his class, he describes a bombing incident that occurred in St. Louis, MO at the Federal Roosevelt Building carried out by (fictitious) bomber Ian Scobee. The photo in the slideshow is actually of the Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia which occurred in 1996, and Bridge's description of the St. Louis attack is more consistent with the facts of the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, including the rented truck and destruction of the daycare center. In fact, no such St. Louis attack ever took place and there was never a Roosevelt Federal Building in St. Louis.
They asked you what you stand for. You tell them, you stand for blowing up families. For orphan sons. Your father really killed himself you son of a bitch? Or is that just where you got your start?
Michael Faraday: Call it off.
Oliver Lang: It's for you, Michael. We're doing ...
Michael Faraday: ...
The TV news would never provide such an accurate description of a car nor such a clear picture of the license plate of a car involved in a fatal accident until the victim's next-of-kin have been notified. However, Michael was not her next-of-kin, so her real next-of-kin might have been already notified when the TV was showing the footage.
The R-rated version is missing the graphic gore that was in the original shooting script of the film. The UNCUT bootleg of the workprint version is on some bootlegger's websites and has ALL the graphic gore cut to avoid the "X" rating.
£527,427 (UK) (21 March 1999)
$24,362,501 (USA) (26 September 1999)
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