Cop Out

Trivia: Director Kevin Smith and star Bruce Willis infamously did not get along at all during production. Willis allegedly disagreed with Smith's recreational use of marijuana and didn't care for Smith's form of direction. Smith in return has called working with Willis "soul crushing", and has countered with claims that Willis refused to listen to direction, was often combative and sometimes refused to shoot scenes, would frequently yell at Smith and was generally unpleasant on and off set. Smith has said that working with Willis' friendly and open-minded co-star Tracey Morgan is what got him through the shoot.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan are at the beach laying in the sand; Bruce Willis pushes Tracy Morgan's face in the sand. Throughout this scene, the sand on Tracy's face disappears and reappears several times.

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Answer: In his recent book 'Kevin Smith's Secret Stash', Smith states that he experienced "true darkness" working with Bruce Willis. According to Smith, Bruce Willis does not enjoy making movies. Smith accuses Willis of being lazy and accounts several stories of the two having creative differences on set, including Willis being angry that Smith allowed Tracy Morgan to improvise dialogue. Willis also apparently took issue with Smith contradicting him in front of the crew. For his part, Willis has only vaguely commented on the animosity between the two, calling Smith a "whiner" in one interview.


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