- All-Star Cast: Viggo Mortensen and Omar Sharif in primary roles to name a couple, with Peter Mensah, Malcolm McDowell, and J. K. Simmons in supporting roles.
- Box Office Bomb: Budget, $100 million. Box office, $67,303,450 (domestic), $108,103,450 (worldwide).
- Creator Killer: This movie was one of several 2004 bombs that mixed together with Roy E. Disney's second Save Disney campaign and general turmoil at the Walt Disney Company to bring CEO Michael Eisner's 21-year long reign to an end. Eisner was forced out the year after this film's release to allow president Bob Iger to keep Pixar in their family
- Fake Mixed Race: The leading character is played by Viggo Mortensen.
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