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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: A pretty notable aversion. While ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'' was an unauthorized remake of Kurosawa's ''Yojimbo'' (which led to a lawsuit, its North American release delayed by three years and Kurosawa's production company being the one that released ''Fistful'' on Japan), this movie was officially authorized by Kurosawa's company and given an "adapted from" credit.

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* MidDevelopmentGenreShift: Creator/NewLineCinema wanted to remake ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}'' as a sci-fi film in the vein of ''Film/MadMax'' and ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'', but Creator/WalterHill insisted on setting it in Depression-era Texas, seeing the rustic landscape as more fitting of his experience directing Westerns.
* ScrewedByTheLawyers: A pretty notable aversion. While ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'' was an unauthorized remake of Kurosawa's ''Yojimbo'' (which led to a lawsuit, its North American release delayed by three years and Kurosawa's production company being the one that released ''Fistful'' on Japan), this movie was officially authorized by Kurosawa's company and given an "adapted from" credit.credit.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Music/ElmerBernstein was originally hired to compose the music, but he was fired by Creator/WalterHill, after writing half of the score, on the basis that it wasn't what he was looking for.
** Creator/JamesRemar was Hill's original choice for the role of Hickey, but the studio chose Creator/ChristopherWalken for the part.
** Originally, Smith's confrontation with Doyle and Hickey was going to take place in front of the Alamo Hotel (where Smith hangs a tommy gun off of the machete on the post). Smith was going to shoot Doyle in the crotch (as revenge for raping and enslaving Felina) and then blow his brains out. He would then slowly shoot down Hickey. A portion of this scene is included in the theatrical trailer which shows Hickey clutching his tommy gun and staggering as he croaks, "I'll see you in hell."
* WorkingTitle: Titles considered during post-production were ''Gundown'' and ''Jericho''.
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* BoxOfficeBomb: Budget, $67 million. Box office, $47 million. At the time of release, it was the biggest flop in the history of Creator/NewLineCinema. The film's failure, along with the failure of ''Film/TheLongKissGoodnight'', led to a number of firings at the studio.

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* BoxOfficeBomb: Budget, $67 million. Box office, $47 million. At the time of release, it was the biggest flop in the history of Creator/NewLineCinema. The film's failure, along with the failure of ''Film/TheLongKissGoodnight'', led to a number of firings at the studio.studio.
* ScrewedByTheLawyers: A pretty notable aversion. While ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'' was an unauthorized remake of Kurosawa's ''Yojimbo'' (which led to a lawsuit, its North American release delayed by three years and Kurosawa's production company being the one that released ''Fistful'' on Japan), this movie was officially authorized by Kurosawa's company and given an "adapted from" credit.

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* BoxOfficeBomb: Budget, $67 million. Box office, $47 million. At the time of release, it was the biggest flop in the history of Creator/NewLineCinema. The film's failure, along with the failure of ''Film/TheLongKissGoodnight'', led to a number of firings at the studio.

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