The night scenes where "Hawk" Hawkins (Tommy Lee Jones) and Sara Holland (Marcia Gay Harden) are alone together was filmed in the University of Houston - Downtown campus satellite parking lot. Permission from the university was needed to film the night scenes. Clint Eastwood met with UHD President Dr. Maximillian Castillo in person in late 1998 before filming began.
You sent us up to this bastard, have us put it back into orbit, fully armed, just to save your own ass?
When Corvin stabilizes the motion of the Russian satellite, all the debris spinning around it miraculously gets stabilized too.
The Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow logos are static and in a grayish tone on a black background, rather than being animated and in full color.
In some television versions, Tank's recitation of Alan Shepard's prayer "Dear Lord, please don't let me fuck up" is replaced by "Dear Lord, please don't let me screw up".
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