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95 min | Germany:98 min (European Film Market)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
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Mike Barker
Country: UK
Release Date: 2007-08-23
Filming Locations: BC Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Budget: $20,000,000
Opening Weekend: $99,240 (Argentina) (8 November 2007)
Gross: $7,432,482 (Worldwide) (6 July 2008)
Pierce Brosnan
Tom Ryan
Maria Bello
Abby Randall
Gerard Butler
Neil Randall
Emma Karwandy
Sophie Randall
Claudette Mink
Judy Ryan
Desiree Zurowski
Helen Schriver
Nicholas Lea
Jerry Crane
Peter Keleghan
Karl Granger
Samantha Ferris
Malcolm Stewart
Dave Carver
Callum Keith Rennie
Det. McGill
Dustin Milligan
Matt Ryan
Julie Patzwald
Female Teller
Jason McKinnon
French Waiter
Kurt Evans
Maitre D'
Daniel Bacon
Rude Man
Steven Roy
Business Man
Osmond L. Bramble
Bank Police Officer (as O.L. Bramble)
Kirsten Alter
Suzanne At Bank
George Touliatos
Antiques Proprietor
Candus Churchill
Hotel Maid
Aaron Douglas
Front Desk Officer
Ron Selmour
Foreign Taxi Driver
Michael Risley
Ad Exec.
Kathleen Dagis
Nick Ferrin
Jesse Green
Clerk (uncredited)
Randall Jones
Bob Kolbey
Business Professional (uncredited)
Debra Langland
Sergio Mojica
Business Person (uncredited)
Gary Sedlock
Chicago Businessman Tipping Drummer (uncredited)
John Andrew Vaas
Commuter (uncredited)
Michael White
Passenger (uncredited)
Did you know?
The title is taken from the phrase "Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?", meaning taking massive effort in achieving something minor. (See: "using a sledgehammer to crack a nut".)
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"Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel" is a quotation - sometimes misquoted with "on" in place of "upon" - from Alexander Pope's "Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot" of January 1735. The line has entered common use and has become associated with more recent figures.
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When Neil opens the poetry volume, you can see the lines 304 to 310 of Alexander Pope's "Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot": But all such babbling blockheads in his stead Let Sporus tremble - A. "What? that thing of silk, Sporus, that mere white curd of ass's milk? Satire or sense, alas! can Sporus feel? Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?" P. Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, This painted child of dirt that stinks and stings, On top of the page there is merely a title "Satires", because the 'Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot' is also known as 'Prologue to the Satires'. Notice that in the final scene, Abby seems to continue Pope's rhyme by saying: Who breaks a butterfly on a wheel? I do, Neil ...
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When Neil runs to the clock tower he's all sweaty - his shirt is all wet, then in the elevator he's neat and clean, then on the roof he's wet again.
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During the epilogue, Abby's hair alternates from being tucked behind her ear to simply hanging in her face.
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At time marker 10 minutes, Abby and Randall are having dinner with champagne. While the camera is at Abby's back her glass is 1/2 full, the camera then cuts to Randall's back, and her glass is now only 1/4 full... She takes a sip at this point and upon placing her glass back down the camera angle changes again and her glass is now magically 3/4 full. Once again the camera angle changes again immediately after, and her glass is back to being 1/4 full.
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