R | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation.
Paul's (Lemon Andersen) line, calling one of the detectives that were interrogating him a "wassa-wassa", was improvised. So was Detective Frazier's (Denzel Washington's) response: "How do you say 'Rikers Island' in Spanish?"
My name is Dalton Russell. Pay strict attention to what I say because I choose my words carefully and I never repeat myself. I've told you my name: that's the Who. The Where could most readily be described as a prison cell. But there's a vast ...
During the final conversation between Detective Frazier and Arthur Case, all of the discussion about the diamond ring was added later in editing. When Frazier mentions the ring, it is clear that the video has been slowed down, and his mouth does not match up to the words being said. In addition, a picture of a hand with a ring on the middle finger was inserted into the scene - first moving up into the shot, and then moving down off screen. As Frazier turns his head away, additional dialog was added about his intention to investigate the ring's history.
At the beginning of the opening, instead of the regular "A Film by...." the title reads "A Spike Lee Joint"
English, Albanian, Spanish
$388,400 (Australia) (24 March 2006)
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