** The first scene of the movie has [[Film/FullMetalJacket Private Pyles]] getting shot in the face.
** Three characters appears from ''Series/TheWire'':
*** [[Series/TheWire Omar Little]] isn't so noble as Red, indeed.
*** [[Series/TheWire Wee-Bey]] don't wanna be hearin'bout you spendin' ya'll money on these lil' hookers.
*** [[Series/TheWire Clay Davis]] as a public relations officer? Sheeeeeiiiiiiitttt.
** [[Film/NewJackCity Nino Brown]] lives, and is alot less evil.
** You may remember the sex slave master with the bags as [[Film/TrainingDay Bonez]]. Antoine Fuqua seems to like this guy alot since he was also in ''Film/TheReplacementKillers''.
* TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment: Completed in 2008 and premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, the film underwent reshoots through its original distributor but after said reshoots, the distributor went under. After spending a few months in distribution limbo, Overture Films (now the distribution outlet for RelativityMedia) bought the film at a bankruptcy auction for $2 million, released it in March 2010 (four months after the original Thanksgiving date) and made a tidy profit.