R | | Action, Adventure, Thriller
According to Sylvester Stallone, the villain and plot of the film is based on Manuel Noriega, the former military dictator of Panama who had a corrupt relationship with the CIA and drugs.
We are the shadows and the smoke, we rise. We are the ghosts that hide in the night.
During the knife-throwing match between Tool and Christmas, the second closeup of the target reveals a different knife embedded in it than that shown in the first shot.
To receive a 15 certificate the UK cinema version was cut by two seconds to remove two shots of a knife being twisted into a guard's neck. The DVD features the same print though the cut was waived for the upgraded 18 rated Blu-ray release.
$34,825,135 15 August 2010