- Doing It for the Art: Ellen Barkin jumped at the chance at working with Don Cheadle. Director Antoine Fuqua wasn't even sure that she took payment for the part.
- Method Acting: Shannon Kane actually rented an apartment in Brooklyn and hung out in strip clubs to research her role of hooker Chantel.
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Tango, Eddie and Sal never cross paths in the final act, and with the exception of Rosario killing Tango, their stories barely intersect at all.
YMMV / Brooklyn's Finest