* DeletedScene: Three scenes were cut:
** A scene in which an elderly black woman is harassed and made to cry on the boardwalk by a bunch of teenage skinheads.
** A scene after the "party", in which Cameron and Seth go to a café and discuss Derek's change. They then harass a black guy/white girl couple, and then leave. A car is waiting outside, in which several black men watch them leave, before going after them. One black man inside the car remarks "Somebody's gonna get their ass whipped." The aftermath is not shown, but we later learn that Cameron and Seth were attacked.
** A brief scene in the café near the end in which Derek winks at a little black girl and asks her if he looks okay.
* DyeingForYourArt: Before filming began, Creator/EdwardNorton and Creator/EdwardFurlong shaved their heads for their roles. Edward Norton also gained 30 pounds of muscle.
* IronyAsSheIsCast: Creator/FairuzaBalk, who is of UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} heritage, playing a neo-Nazi. Creator/EdwardFurlong is also of Mexican and Native-American descent (apart from also having Russian ancestry).
* ReCut: Differences between the theatrical cut and the workprint can be found here http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120586/alternateversions?ref_=tttrv_sa_4.
* RevisedEnding: [[spoiler:The original ending was of Derek standing in front of a mirror, shaving his head after Danny was shot. This was to make sense of the endless cycle of violence and tie the otherwise disjointed plot together but was removed after Creator/EdwardNorton objected]].
* WagTheDirector: Tony Kaye was removed from the project after shooting completed and Creator/EdwardNorton delivered the final cut of the film. He's been accused of vainly giving himself more screen time, while others seem to believe that he merely stepped in to rescue the film from the scrap heap.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/JoaquinPhoenix was offered the role of Derek Vinyard but found the subject matter of the film distasteful and passed on the project.
** Creator/MarlonBrando was originally considered for Cameron Alexander.
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