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The movie went through pre-production in New Orleans. Just a few weeks before production was to begin, Hurricane Katrina devastated the city. With the location in ruins, the movie made the decision to find a new location to shoot. A few weeks after the decision, canceling the movie altogether was in talks. Finally, three months after the hurricane, the film returned to New Orleans, Louisiana and began pre-production once again.
Near the end of the car chase, Doug originally said "Jesus" after first seeing Oerstadt's face. This caused the audience at the first preview screening to erupt into laughter, as Jim Caviezel, who played Oerstadt, is famous for playing Jesus in Die Passion Christi (2004). This unintentional reference had gone overlooked by director Tony Scott; he had the line removed from the film before its release.
Jim Caviezel decided, at the last minute, to do the stunt where he is hit by a car himself. If injured, he could have been paralyzed.
Disaster relief teams, who helped through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, were recruited to help make the film. The end credits pay tribute to their bravery.
Tony Scott and Val Kilmer had shirts made for the crew that said "Malcolm X, Jesus Christ, and Jim Morrison: Deja Vu. How Can We Fail?" Denzel Washington played Malcolm X in Malcolm X (1992), Jim Caviezel played Jesus Christ in Die Passion Christi (2004), and Kilmer played Jim Morrison in The Doors (1991).
Scriptwriters Terry Rossio and Bill Marsilii didn't feel Tony Scott recaptured everything in the screenplay. They felt he was more interested in the action scenes, rather than the intricacies of time travel. They wrote a plot that was airtight, but in Scott's hands, the finished product is now filled with plot holes. Rossio was so disillusioned with the film, he's never seen it. Scott also admitted he did a mediocre job directing the film, but blamed that on the nineteen-week production schedule, which wasn't as long as he wanted.
While working on the film, first assistant cameraman Michael S. Endler learned that his father, Gerald Endler, had died. As a tribute to Gerald, a former special effects technician who had actually worked with many of this film's effects crew decades earlier on other projects, Michael was allowed, on the day of shooting the ferry explosion, to place some of his ashes on a gasoline-filled water jug that would be blown up as part of the pyrotechnics of the sequence (which was referred to on call sheets as the "Stumpf Ferry Gerald Endler Memorial Pyro Blast").
There is almost no profanity at all in the film.
The third time Denzel Washington and Tony Scott have worked together. They would collaborate on two other films before Scott's death in 2012. Its also the first film Scott, Washington and producer Jerry Bruckheimer have worked on since Crimson Tide - In tiefster Gefahr (1995), and the last film Scott and Bruckheimer would work on after six collaborations.
Tony Scott, Denzel Washington, Val Kilmer, and Jim Caviezel held a news conference upon their arrival to New Orleans to announce their intention to employ the local New Orleans community and incorporate post-Katrina New Orleans into the film.
The ferry explosion was the biggest stunt ever filmed in New Orleans. They were very environmentally conscious about it.
The original setting for the film was Long Island, New York before Tony Scott changed it to New Orleans, Louisiana.
Val Kilmer noted that one of the reasons he wanted to work with Denzel Washington, was that his kids once went to the same Los Angeles school as his own two children.
Elle Fanning has a part in the film. Denzel Washington and Tony Scott worked with her sister Dakota Fanning on Mann unter Feuer (2004).
United States Navy personnel from several area commands, served as extras.
The lab set was built on a sound stage in Los Angeles by production designer Chris Seagers. Seagers wanted to combine a raw-edged, high-tech feel, in which everything is digital, and state-of-the-art; yet have exposed cables, wires, and ducts, to provide a sense of reality.
Dr. Denny's line, "I need more cowbell", is a reference to the Saturday Night Live Blue Öyster Cult's "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" sketch in Saturday Night Live: Christopher Walken/Christina Aguilera (2000), during which Christopher Walken demands "more cowbell" in the song.
Denzel Washington enjoyed a brief break during the production, to congratulate his son on signing with the St. Louis Rams, on May 1, 2006, as an undrafted free agent.
The first Tony Scott film to be rated PG-13 since Tage des Donners (1990).
In the film the scientists describe how they caused the northeast blackout of 2003 in order to produce enough power to fuel their time machine. In reality, it would take more energy than our Sun will produce in its entire lifetime in order to not only create but maintain an Einstein-Rosen bridge of such size and capability.
The radio disc jockey heard announcing the time (10:48) at both ends of the film is ''Shotgun Tom' Kelly' of K-Earth 101 FM, Los Angeles.
The film makes use of surveillance technology similar to Tony Scott's earlier film Der Staatsfeind Nr. 1 (1998). A lot of the equipment is real.
When Oerstadt raises his arm in what likes like a Nazi salute, it's actually a Klan salute; he's raised his left arm instead of the right, with his fingers spread and his thumb tucked under. For most Americans, it's a distinction without a difference.
This is the second film about the past and present overlapping with one another that Jim Caviezel has been in. The first was Frequency (2000).
New post-Katrina Louisiana legislation provided a 25 percent investors rebate for this film, plus 10 percent employment credit for local hires (unless the salary exceeded one million dollars).
Stephen Tobolowsky was considered for the role of Carroll Oerstadt.
When they are initially looking back to Claire's house, as the camera is identifying and zooming in on, and through, her front door, you can clearly hear a set of tones that are identical to the tones that come from the computer display in Gaff's spinner in Blade Runner (1982) toward the beginning of that film. Ridley Scott, who directed Blade Runner (1982), is the older brother of the late Tony Scott.
Denzel Washington considers his character the voice of the audience.
The ATF is the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives in New Orleans. It is a unique law enforcement agency in the United State Department of Justice. They protect the community from violent criminals, criminal organizations, the illegal use trade of firearms, the illegal use and storage of explosives, acts of arson, bombing, and terrorism, and the illegal division of alcohol and tobacco products.
When filming the explosions in the fish camp scene, the camera crew were so close to the flames, they wore Navy style anti-flash gear.
Tony Scott wanted Paula Patton's dress to look as if it had burned its way into her skin.
The 23rd most successful film worldwide of 2006.
The first person to see the script was Jerry Bruckheimer.
The crew also worked with the city's New Orleans EMS using their EMS units old and new. The EMS personal were also hired to play background extras. All but 3-4 of the EMS personnel seen in the movie are Real NOEMS personnel. The entire EMS personnel wore their own uniforms. Also the Director of EMS was used as the EMS consultant.
The scenes with the talking technicians take up forty minutes of the film.
Jim Caviezel was nervous about performing some of the stunts in the film, but he just decided to put his trust in the stunt people.
The crew worked with the Port of New Orleans, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, Orleans Levee Board, West Jefferson Levee District, and numerous local residents in preparing for the production.
The Humvee driven by Doug, is based on a real-life robot Highlander built by Carnegie Mellon's Red Team for the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge.
" Deja Vu" was one of the most expensive script purchases of all time, costing an astronomical $4.5m.
Denzel Washington and Matt Craven worked together 11 years earlier in Crimson Tide (1995).
This script, co-written by Bill Marsilii and Terry Rossio, was started by Marsilii in 1997.
Bruce Greenwood and Denzel Washington previously worked together on the 1980s series St. Elsewhere.
The cast and crew of the movie, who did not live in the immediate area, stayed at two of New Orleans' signature properties, the Renaissance Pere Marquette, and the Renaissance Arts, for the duration of the filming.
The ferry incident is Mardi Gras Day (a.k.a. Fat Tuesday). On Mardi Gras Day, the ferry service is pedestrian only for security reasons. And also, there was a school bus full of school children on it. All schools in the New Orleans area are closed for the holiday.
The Hummer was an all terrain vehicle during the chase scene, something Tony Scott insisted on.
At 1h 20m 42s the camera purports to be outside Tropical Isle's Bourbon, 721 Bourbon St, New Orleans.
This movie focuses on a ferry bombing orchestrated by the character played by Jim Caviezel. Caviezel also starred in Person of Interest (2011), where a ferry bombing is a pivotal event.
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Denzel Washington||-||Doug Carlin|
|Paula Patton||-||Claire Kuchever|
|Val Kilmer||-||Agent Pryzwarra|
|Jim Caviezel||-||Carroll Oerstadt|
|Bruce Greenwood||-||Jack McCready|
|Rich Hutchman||-||Agent Stalhuth|
|Donna W. Scott||-||Beth (as Donna Scott)|
|Brian Howe||-||Medical Examiner|
|Enrique Castillo||-||Claire's Father|
|Mark Phinney||-||Agent Donnelly|