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  • Amateur Cast: Buddy Giovinazzo cast many of his friends and film students in the movie. He also chose his brother Rick for the lead even though he lacked acting experience.
  • California Doubling: Due in part to the lack of budget, many of the battlefield scenes were shot in the marshlands across from the Staten Island Mall, standing in for Southeast Asia.
  • Descended Creator: Frankie Dunlan is played by the film's composer Rick Giovinazzo.
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  • No Budget: The film was shot on a $40,000 budget with the director cutting costs by shooting without permits and borrowing equipment from his film teaching job.
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