Face/Off

Trivia: John Woo fought to keep the slash in the title, so moviegoers wouldn't think it was a film about hockey.

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Trivia: One of John Woo's directing styles is to mark large action sequences with doves. You can see this in Mission: Impossible 2, on the island just before the final action sequence and in the church after the funeral in Face/Off.

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Trivia: The prison that Pollux is in is called Erehwon which is "no where" backwards.

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Trivia: One contributor was stationed at George AFB near Victorville, CA where the airport scenes were filmed. The base closed in '92. Here's something if you really want to get technical - they fight inside a hangar and then to the hush house (engine testing area where Cage is blown into the wall by the engine afterburner). It looked as though they went through the hangar straight to the hush house. He worked in both of these buildings and had to either drive to the hush house or walk very far across the flight line. Looks good in the movie, unless you were there...

Trivia: The names Castor and Pollux Troy are taken from the constellation Gemini. In Roman mythology the Gemini which is Latin for "twins", Castor and Pollux, are the twin sons of Leda and the brothers of Helen of Troy and Clytemnestra. According to the myth the twins had the same mother, but different fathers. While Pollux was immortal, Castor was mortal. When Castor died, Pollux asked Zeus to keep them together and so they were transformed into the Gemini constellation.

Jennifer30

Trivia: As an example to the contrast of their characters, Sean Archer's blood type is said to be Type O and Castor Troy's is said to be AB. Type O is the universal donor type and Type AB is the universal recipient type.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Sean first visits the Walsh Institute, he, Dr. Miller and Dr. Walsh walk in front of the circular glass window to view the ear reconstruction. In the next shot facing them, the reflection of a boom operator holding the boom pole is visible on the glass in front of Dr. Miller and Sean. (00:24:50)

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Castor Troy: You'll be seeing a lot of changes around here. Papa's got a brand new bag.

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Question: Why were Pollux and Archer sent straight to prison without a trial?

MikeH

Chosen answer: It's obvious that enough time hasn't passed for a trial of such magnitude to take place, meaning that the brothers have been remanded in custody to await trial. They should have been arraigned but we don't see that onscreen.

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