Trivia / Ricochet

  • The Cast Showoff: Early on, Nick's partner Larry Doyle (played by Kevin Pollak) does his James T. Kirk impression.
  • Dueling Works: Shares a very similar premise to Cape Fear, released only a month later.
  • Dyeing for Your Art:
    • Denzel Washington worked out three hours a day, six days a week, for four months so as to not look out-of-shape for his Shirtless Scenes.
    • John Lithgow trained himself to not blink for long periods of time to give the impression he had a glass eye. He also wore a knee brace to ensure his limp would be consistent and believable.
  • Shared Universe: Mary Ellen Trainor reprises her role as Gail Wallens from Die Hard, with which the film shares a writer and producer.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Writer Fred Dekker originally planned to direct the film himself, but lost interest when his first choice for the lead Kurt Russell backed out.
    • The rough cut of the film was much more violent, inciting negative responses from the test audiences. A Deleted Scene had Blake torturing Styles and inducing him to vomit.