R | | Action, Crime, Drama
In the opening scene of the bullet being manufactured and travelling along the conveyor into its box, the box in front of it has "Odessa, Ukraine" stamped on it. This is from whence Yuri's family came before settling in America.
Vitaly, I've tasted your borscht. You're no fucking chef. I can eat in the restaurant for free and I still don't eat there.
Vitaly Orlov: Fuck you.
Yuri Orlov: We're doing nothing with our lives. I mean, this is shit! This is shit!
Vitaly Orlov: It's true. But maybe doing nothing's better ...
In order to camouflage his gun-running freighter, M/V "Kristol", Orlov has the name repainted as "Kono". However, this only happens on the stern. A vessel also has its name shown on both the starboard and port side of the bow, so the agents bringing up the vessel would still have identified the ship correctly. Furthermore, the stern of a ship also sports the home port, which also would have had to be changed for the "flag-change" ruse to work, but is nowhere to be seen in the movie.
Before the end credits roll a message appears stating that the top 5 sellers of arms in the world are China, Russia, the UK, USA, and France - all of whom make up the permanent five members of the UN security council.
For the US DVD release the aspect ratio of the film was changed to 1,78:1. A few weeks after the initial release the DVD was reissued with the film in its original aspect ratio of 2,35:1.
English, Ukrainian, German, Spanish, Russian, French, Arabic, Turkish
$9,390,144 18 September 2005