Production[ edit ] Jonathan Hensleigh participated in writing the script, which became the subject of a dispute with the Writers Guild of America. The spec script by David Weisberg and Douglas Cook was reworked by several writers, but other than the original team, Mark Rosner was the only one granted official credit by guild arbitration.
Despite their work on the script, neither Hensleigh nor Aaron Sorkin was credited in the film. The director Michael Bay wrote an open letter of protest, in which he criticized the arbitration procedure as a "sham" and a "travesty". He said Hensleigh had worked closely with him on the movie and should have received screen credit.
It was Nicolas Cage's idea that his character would not swear; his euphemisms include "gee whiz.
On the commentary track for the Criterion Collection DVD, Bay recalls a time when he was preparing to leave the set for a meeting with the executives when he was approached by Sean Connery in golfing attire.
Connery, who also produced the film, asked Bay where he was going, and when Bay explained he had a meeting with the executives, Connery asked if he could accompany him. Bay complied and when he arrived in the conference room, the executives' jaws dropped when they saw Connery appear behind him.
According to Bay, Connery then stood up for Bay and insisted that he was doing a good job and should be left alone. The filming led to numerous calls to the hotel by people who saw a man dangling from the balcony.
Other cuts included the reduction of multiple gunshot impacts into Gamble's feet in the morgue down to a single hit; a close-up of his screaming face as the air conditioner falls onto him; a sound cut to Mason snapping a Marine's neck and two bloody gunshot wounds to Hummel and Baxterboth near the end of the film.
Britain's Secret Intelligence Service was led to believe Saddam Hussein was continuing to produce weapons of mass destruction by a false agent who based his reports on the Hollywood action movie, according to the Chilcot Inquiry.
In SeptemberMI6 chief Sir Richard Dearlove said the agency had acquired information from a new source revealing that Iraq was stepping up production of chemical and biological warfare CBW agents.
The source, who was said to have "direct access", claimed senior staff were working seven days a week while the regime was concentrating a great deal of effort on the production of anthrax. However, questions were raised about the agent's claims when it was noticed his description bore a striking resemblance to a scene from the movie.
By February - a month before the invasion of Iraq - MI6 concluded that their source had been lying "over a period of time" but failed to inform No 10 "or others", even though Tony Blair had been briefed on his intelligence.
Weisberg said he was unsurprised a desperate agent might resort to movies for inspiration, but dismayed that authorities "didn't do apparently the most basic fact-checking or vetting of the information. If you'd just asked a chemical weapons expert, it would have been immediately obvious it was ludicrous".
Weisberg said he'd had some "funny emails" after Wednesday's report, but he felt "it's not a nice legacy for the film". The site's consensus says, "For visceral thrills, it can't be beat. Just don't expect The Rock to engage your brain. Impossible should have been.
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