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** Creator/KevinSpacey was considered for Eddie Dane.

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** Creator/GaryCole and Creator/KevinSpacey was were considered for Eddie Dane.


** Eddie Dane was originally written for Creator/PeterStormare and was to be named The Swede. Stormare had to decline as he was appearing as ''Hamlet'' in the Broadway production. The part was then re-written and re-cast, and became The Dane.

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** Eddie Dane was originally written for Creator/PeterStormare and was to be named The Swede. Stormare had to decline as he was appearing as ''Hamlet'' ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' in the Broadway production. The part was then re-written and re-cast, and became The Dane.


** Creator/WillemDafoe was considered for Tom Reagan.

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** Creator/WillemDafoe was and Creator/AndyGarcia were considered for Tom Reagan.


* DuelingMovies: ''Film/GoodFellas'', ''Film/TheGodfather III'', and ''Film/StateOfGrace'' were all released around the same time.

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* DuelingMovies: ''Film/GoodFellas'', ''Film/TheGodfather III'', ''Film/TheGodfatherPartIII'', and ''Film/StateOfGrace'' were all released around the same time.



** Creator/JuliaRoberts, Creator/DemiMoore, and Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh auditioned to play Verna.

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** Creator/JuliaRoberts, Creator/DemiMoore, Creator/LindaFiorentino, Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh, Creator/DemiMoore and Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh Creator/JuliaRoberts auditioned to play Verna.

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** Creator/WillemDafoe was considered for Tom Reagan.
** Creator/IanHolm was conisdered for Leo.
** Creator/MichaelGambon was considered for Johnny Caspar.
** Creator/KevinSpacey was considered for Eddie Dane.


* ActingForTwo / CrosscastRole: Creator/AlbertFinney also plays the matron in the ladies' restroom. No, really.

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* ActingForTwo / CrosscastRole: ActingForTwo: Creator/AlbertFinney also plays the matron in the ladies' restroom. No, really.


* AcclaimedFlop: It was a critical darling, yet didn't make its money back due to stiff competition (see below).

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* AcclaimedFlop: It was a critical darling, yet didn't make its money back due to stiff competition (see below).competition.



** Eddie Dane was originally written for Creator/PeterStormare and was to be named The Swede. Stormare had to decline as he was appearing as Hamlet in the Broadway production. The part was then re-written and re-cast, and became The Dane.

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** Eddie Dane was originally written for Creator/PeterStormare and was to be named The Swede. Stormare had to decline as he was appearing as Hamlet ''Hamlet'' in the Broadway production. The part was then re-written and re-cast, and became The Dane.


* ActingForTwo / CrosscastRole: Creator/AlbertFinney also plays the matron in the ladie's restroom. No, really.

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* AcclaimedFlop: It was a critical darling, yet didn't make its money back due to stiff competition (see below).
* ActingForTwo / CrosscastRole: Creator/AlbertFinney also plays the matron in the ladie's ladies' restroom. No, really.really.
* BoxOfficeBomb: Budget: $14 million. Box Office: $5,080,409.



* ProductionPosse: This was the Coens' first collaboration with Creator/JohnTurturro, Creator/SteveBuscemi and Creator/JonPolito.



** Creator/BruceCampbell revealed in his autobiography that he unsuccessfully auditioned for a cameo role.


** Creator/Creator/JuliaRoberts, Creator/DemiMoore, and Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh auditioned to play Verna.

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** Creator/Creator/JuliaRoberts, Creator/JuliaRoberts, Creator/DemiMoore, and Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh auditioned to play Verna.


** Creator/
** Creator/JuliaRoberts, Creator/DemiMoore, and Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh auditioned to play Verna.

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** Creator/
** Creator/JuliaRoberts,
Creator/Creator/JuliaRoberts, Creator/DemiMoore, and Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh auditioned to play Verna.



* WorkingTitle: ''The Bighead'', which was Creator/TheCoenBrother's nickname for Tom Reagan.

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* WorkingTitle: ''The Bighead'', which was Creator/TheCoenBrother's Creator/TheCoenBrothers' nickname for Tom Reagan.


* ActingForTwo / CrosscastRole: Creator/AlbertFinney also plays the matron in the ladie's restroom. No, really.



* FakeAmerican: Englishman Albert Finney plays the Irish-American Liam "Leo" O'Bannon.

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* FakeAmerican: Englishman Albert Finney Creator/AlbertFinney plays the Irish-American Liam "Leo" O'Bannon.



* RealLifeRelative: Joel Coen's wife Creator/FrancesMcDormand is the mayor's secretary.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: the initial script has Tom's last name as "Duschaine" instead of Reagan, and The Dane was called Bluepoint.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: the WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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initial script has Tom's last name as "Duschaine" instead of Reagan, and The Dane was called Bluepoint.Bluepoint.
** Eddie Dane was originally written for Creator/PeterStormare and was to be named The Swede. Stormare had to decline as he was appearing as Hamlet in the Broadway production. The part was then re-written and re-cast, and became The Dane.
** Creator/
** Creator/JuliaRoberts, Creator/DemiMoore, and Creator/JenniferJasonLeigh auditioned to play Verna.
** Creator/BruceCampbell revealed in his autobiography that he unsuccessfully auditioned for a cameo role.
* WorkingTitle: ''The Bighead'', which was Creator/TheCoenBrother's nickname for Tom Reagan.

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* StarMakingRole: For Creator/MarciaGayHarden, who has become one of the most respected actresses in the industry since her breakthrough in this film.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: the initial script has Tom's last name as "Duschaine" instead of Reagan, and The Dane was called Bluepoint.

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* DuelingMovies: ''Film/GoodFellas'', ''Film/TheGodfather III'', and ''Film/StateOfGrace'' were all released around the same time.
* FakeAmerican: Englishman Albert Finney plays the Irish-American Liam "Leo" O'Bannon.
* LifeImitatesArt: The Coens found it first hilarious, then infuriating, that while filming this movie full of police corruption they were repeatedly hit up for bribes by New Orleans Police Department officers.
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