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(1989)

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The majority of the film was shot in Canada for budget and locale.
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Don Johnson's first attempt to establish himself as a film action star. His commitments to Miami Vice (1984) prevented him from accepting high-profile genre films such as The Untouchables (1987) and Die Hard (1988). Johnson was able to make this film in part due to the 1988 Writer's Guild of America strike delaying production on Miami Vice's fifth and final season.
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Jerry Beck (portrayed by Don Johnson) is a real life LAPD Homicide detective who at the time had worked some 30 years in the department. He was seen on the television series COPS during this time with his long time partner Ray Verdugo, who has also has been seen in films such as Heat (1995) during the 90's.
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A final scene between Don Johnson and Penelope Ann Miller was shot where her character picks up Beck at the closing press conference and there's a hint that the two may reconcile. This scene was cut from the released version.
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Throughout the movie Bobby Burnes uses a Browning 9mm, When he tries to kidnap Beck in his car he again has the Browning. During the Shootout after Beck crashes his car into the police car to get away from Burnes, Burnes opens fire on him with a Berreta 92F 9mm.
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Don Johnson and William Forsythe previously worked together in The Long Hot Summer (1985).
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Beck's handgun is a Colt Python with a 6" barrel and Pachmayr grips. He carries his spare ammo in Safariland Comp II speed loaders in Safariland CD-2 speedloader clips on his belt. A scene depicts him reloading with a speedloader when he realizes he has lost the other one. While they are fast and offer minimal bulk, the Safariland metal clip does not retain a speedloader very well and they are prone to being lost.
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Final film of William Traylor.
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John Frankenheimer typically has excellent attention to detail and heightened reality.
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The murder of a police officer and the suspects' flight to another state to avoid prosecution would fall under the jurisdiction of the FBI and it would not be common for a local homicide detective to be pursuing them across the country. If the suspect stayed in the bounds of their jurisdiction, then the FBI could still assist but it would remain the reposnibility of local law enforcement. The murder of a federal officer is always the responsibility of the FBI.
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Burns pistol is a classic Belgian made Browning High Power, probably from the mid-60's when the commander hammer was more common. It has a worn blued finish and the trademark wood grips and pre-Mk II/Mk III safety.
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Burns pistol was a Browning High Power. One of his last patents, John Moses Browning was literally working on the Browning High Power when he died in Belgium in 1926 at the age of 71. It was not adopted until 1935. Many believe the gun was released too early (as the P35) as it has several severe design flaws such as a heavy trigger pull, poor thumb safety and the hammer tends to bIte the hand of the user when firing it. All of these flaws are correctable and are often addressed by those who use it professionally. The British SAS, 14 Intelligence Co, FBI HRT, and virtually every non-communist country in the world used the Browning until the late 1990a when the Glock 19 and 17 began to over- shadow it.
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Burns holster is an inside the waistband, Milt Sparks "Summer Special", along with a double magazine pouch, possibly from the same company. It is designed to be carried under the clothing. Behind the strong hip and held close to body. This method of carry is very common among police operating in plain clothes or under cover.
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Actress Connie Selleca was originally chosen for the role of Linda Kimble, that eventually went to played by Penelope Miller. Director John Frankenheimer stated that Don Johnson refused to work with Selleca, and so she was fired from the film but still paid.
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