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Brad Pitt, who was a big fan of Bube Dame König grAS (1998), approached director Guy Ritchie and asked for a role in this film. When Ritchie found Pitt couldn't master a London accent, he gave him the role of Mickey the Gypsy.
Brad Pitt's character and indecipherable speech was inspired by many critics' complaints about the accents of the characters in Bube Dame König grAS (1998). Guy Ritchie decided to counter the criticisms by creating a character that not only couldn't be understood by the audience but that also couldn't be understood by characters in the movie.
When Guy Ritchie told Brad Pitt that he would be playing a boxer, Pitt became concerned because he had just finished shooting Fight Club (1999) and did not want to play the same type of role again. Pitt took the role anyway because he wanted to work with Ritchie so badly.
Every mistake that Sol, Vincent and Tyrone make were inspired by various late-night TV shows about real-life crimes gone horribly wrong.
The producers couldn't afford enough extras for the boxing match sequences. Whenever a camera angle changed, the extras had to move around to create an impression of a crowded house.
When Vinny and Sol are sitting outside Brick-Top's Bookies, about to give him the diamond, the man that approaches the car is not really Bullet-Tooth Tony, it was a look-alike. Vinnie Jones didn't show up for shooting that day because he was in jail for fighting the night before.
According to the DVD commentary, Bow, the dog was very difficult to work with. During the car scene with Vincent, Sol and Tyrone, the dog was actually attacking Lennie James, and James was actually bitten in the crotch by the dog but didn't suffer any serious injury. The dog was replaced after that incident.
Lennie James actually hit himself in his private parts with the shotgun while blasting a hole in the wall at the bookies, but continued the scene. That footage was used in the film.
Nearly every death in the movie takes place off-screen.
The role of Brick Top was originally offered to Sean Connery. Connery liked the script and was curious to see Bube Dame König grAS (1998), so producer Matthew Vaughn hastily arranged a screening for him at extreme short notice. Connery duly turned up and watched the film, before emerging with his judgment: "That is a good film", he said, "and (in a stage whisper) you're not going to be able to afford me." Cue Alan Ford.
To keep things in order during production, director Guy Ritchie introduced a system of fines on set. There were fines for mobile phones ringing, arriving late, taking naps during shooting, being "cheeky", being unfunny, and/or moaning and complaining. One staff member was even charged for letting the craft service table run out of coffee cups.
During the opening credits, the Hasidic-clad diamond thieves are discussing the Virgin Mary. This is a reference to Reservoir Dogs - Wilde Hunde (1992), where during the opening scene the thieves are discussing the Madonna song "Like a Virgin".
Jason Flemyng joked that the working conditions on this film were so terrible that Brad Pitt's trailer was picketed by Amnesty International as not being fit for someone to live in.
In Guy Ritchie's previous film Bube Dame König grAS (1998), there is a scene in which Harry, Barry and Chris have a conversation. Barry says the line. "No, Harry, you can't," which is shortly repeated by Chris, then by both together. This joke is carried over to this movie when Alex and Susi do the same thing with the line, "Yeah, Dad, you told us."
Franky Four-Fingers (Benicio Del Toro) changes into four different outfits during the short telephone conversation to cousin Avi.
The word "fuck" is said 163 times.
Guy Ritchie reportedly paid US $1 million for the use of Madonna's song, "Lucky Star".
When Vinnie Jones is introduced in the movie, he is slamming a man's head in a car door. It was the head of stunt co-coordinator and action director Tom Delmar, who volunteered for the job.
Brad Pitt contacted Guy Ritchie to see if the director had any part for him in his new movie, Ritchie responded "yes", but after the phone conversation was over, Ritchie realize that he offered Pitt a part in Snatch that did not existed. He rewrote the movie with a part for Pitt: Mickey O'Neil.
Tim Maurice-Jones, the cinematographer, plays the man who is repeatedly battered over the head at the beginning of the movie by Frankie Four-Fingers (Benicio Del Toro). In Bube Dame König grAS (1998), for which he was also the cinematographer, he was the man being drowned at the beginning of the film by Barry the Baptist (Lenny McLean).
As he was playing a particularly scummy character, Brad Pitt made a point of rarely washing during the film's production.
Body count: 26
Brad Pitt was initially thrown by the British cast and crew's predilection for using the word "cunt" with such abandon. He soon wore down his resistance and joined in.
The U.S. distributors considered changing the title to "Snatched" or "Snatch'd".
Vinnie Jones character goes after a dog with a knife to cut him open after swallowing a diamond. In Nur noch 60 Sekunden (2000), his character is stopped from cutting open a dog who has swallowed some car keys.
On the DVD commentary, Guy Ritchie mentions meeting a Brazilian man who told him that the most hated people in his country are animal abusers (particularly dogs). Ritchie was inspired to add a scene of Brick Top prodding a dog to provoke to fight, highlighting what a monstrous individual he is.
Brick Top is seen to be involved in dog fighting, at one point torturing a dog. In real life, Alan Ford is a vegetarian and animal rights activist.
Boris the Blade pulls a large cleaver from his belt. Soap did the same thing in Bube Dame König grAS (1998), another Guy Ritchie movie.
One of the boxers is called Bomber Harris. "Bomber Harris" was the nickname of Arthur Harris, chief of RAF Bomber Command in World War II. The name later appeared in a German Monty Python special (Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus (1972)) as the name of a man who wrestles himself - Colin "Bomber" Harris.
In the scene where Tony asks for a pint of the "black stuff", he is handed a half filled glass. The barman had lifted it to complete the 2nd half of the pour associated with stout, but thought better of it upon noticing the approaching raiders.
Throughout the movie, Turkish makes comments to Tommy about his getting a gun for protection from "Ze Germans". Stephen Graham also played Sgt. Myron 'Mike' Ranney in the series Band of Brothers: Wir waren wie Brüder (2001), although the film was released a year prior to the series.
The car driven by Tyrone is a Rover SD1. It is the Vitesse version which was the fastest version made. It has a 3.5 litre V8 engine which ran on petrol/gasoline. The car was in production from 1976-1986 and in this time there was a "facelift" updated model as used in this film. The car is driven by the rear wheels and was a favorite amongst police and criminals when they were in production; so much so in fact, that the police started buying second hand cars and converting them for use in the police force when they went out of production. There were many different engines available, such as a 2.3 and 2.6 liter in-line 6 cylinder engine and a 2.4 liter turbo diesel engine, which was revolutionary in the 1980s. After the car went out of production, the design was sold to a company in India and it was re-badged and sold again as the Standard 2000.
The hardcore band "Cold War from Orange County, California" quotes this movie several times throughout their CD "From Russia With Love." Some of the lines quoted are: ("Quote" - Character / Song in which quote is used) "From Russia with love, ah?" - Doug The Head / Love Betrays "Heavy's good, heavy's reliable." - Boris the Blade / Painful Delight "Do you know what "nemesis" means? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent. Personified in this case by an 'orrible c*nt... me." - Brick Top / Retrace My Steps
When Bullettooth Tony and Avi are driving with Mullet's head stuck in the car window, Tony turns on the radio. Madonna's "Lucky Star" is playing, and Tony says "Oh, I love this track!" It's actually the same track that's playing when Tony is shot six times in a row, in the flashback scene a few minutes ago.
If one looks closely at Cousin Avi's desk when he is on the phone with Franky Four Fingers, who's in a tailor, you can see that Avi's real name is Abraham Denovitz.
The role of Brick Top Polford was originally offered to Dave Courtney.
Lennie James (Sol) and Stephen Graham (Tommy) also worked together on Save Me as Nelly & Melon respectively.
Guy Ritchie: In the back of the bar when we are first introduced to Doug The Head. Ritchie is the man reading the newspaper.
The film's title only appears once throughout the entire movie, where Vinny (Robbie Gee) tells the dog, "Don't Snatch!" as it takes the squeaky toy. It is said to the dog because it's the dog who eats the diamond.
When Mickey "wins" a new trailer van for his mother from Turkish, he specifically picks out "periwinkle blue" as the color. In Psycho (1960), we are told that Norman Bates helped to pick out a "periwinkle blue" dress for his dead mother. Mickey, just like Norman, is also responsible (albeit indirectly) for his own mother's death.
Just before Mickey and Bomber Harris begin their fight, Bomber Harris head-butts Mickey just after the bell rings. Mickey recoils checking for blood on his glove and then floors his opponent with one punch. This was a nod towards Lenny "The Guv'nor" McClean when he fought "Mad Gypsy" Bradshaw in an almost identical fight. Lenny McLean worked with Guy Ritchie on Bube Dame König grAS (1998) and passed away in 1998.
A poster for Die Warriors (1979) can be seen on a wall during Bullet-Tooth Tony's death scene.
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Benicio Del Toro||-||Franky Four Fingers|
|Dennis Farina||-||Cousin Avi|
|Vinnie Jones||-||Bullet-Tooth Tony|
|Brad Pitt||-||Mickey O'Neil|
|Rade Serbedzija||-||Boris the Blade (as Rade Sherbedgia)|
|Alan Ford||-||Brick Top|
|Mike Reid||-||Doug the Head|