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  • Acclaimed Flop: Despite rave reviews from critics, the film only made $3.8 million on a $5 million budget.
  • Channel Hop: An unusual example. While produced by Broad Green Pictures, a studio capable of distributing movies independently, US distribution rights were sold to A24. The reasoning is believed to be conflicts between Saulnier and Broad Green coming to a head over how to release the movie.
  • Doing It for the Art: Jeremy Saulnier was trying to make this film for 9 years, eventually going into a lot of compromises to just get it done.
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  • Executive Meddling: Barely Averted. While Jeremy Saulnier wanted the film to premiere at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, production studio Broad Green Pictures wanted to premiere it at a later film festival. Saulnier got his wish, but only after a dispute with Broad Green where Saulnier made no secret of his loathing for founder Gabriel Hammond.
  • Invisible Advertising: While already a low budget prodution, the film came with literally no marketing whatsoever, which have a very predictable effect on the box office. But unlike typical Executive Meddling or open malice being the cause, Broad Green Pictures was barely established and suffers from regular financial turmoil, so they couldn't spare any more money on the film.
  • No Export for You: In many countries the film ended up with either very limited or outright festival screenings, further making it impossible to even recoup own production costs.
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  • Playing Against Type: Patrick Stewart, generally thought of as a leader/mentor type, playing a sadistic Nazi gangster.
  • Playing with Character Type: Darcy behaves much the same way Stewart's typical characters behave, except he's a skinhead and his disciples are murderous thugs.
  • Production Posse: The film features director Jeremy Saulnier's childhood friend and frequent collaborator Macon Blair as Gabe.
  • Stunt Casting: Patrick Stewart's appearance was described as such in several reviews due to being against type.
  • Those Two Actors: Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots previously starred together as Charley and Amy in the remake of Fright Night.
  • Write What You Know: The paintball story Pat tells is a real experience director Jeremy Saulnier had. Rick Spears is a real person, who did as said in the story.
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