• 2 Guns, 1 Bank.


  • It was Paula Patton's idea for her to appear topless in an early bedroom scene with Denzel Washington, as she couldn't believe these two characters would redress after making love.
  • Shipped to theaters under the code name "Duel Action."
  • Doug Liman, Antoine Fuqua, Pierre Morel, and Martin Campbell were also considered to direct.
  • In the movie trailer to the film there is scene used that is not used in the actual film where Stig (Wahlberg) tells Trench (Washington) that he was "Special Forces." Another version of the scene is used in the movie where Stig does not tell Trench who he actually is. This version may have been changed due to Stig actually being a Navy SEAL, as Special Forces applies to the Army. This scene in particular is the desert scene after their bank heist where Trench reveals to Stig that he is a DEA agent.
  • Denzel Washington and Paula Patton also appeared in Déjà Vu (2006).
  • There was only one gun. The illusion that there were two was created in post-production.
  • Trench escapes the Navy base by wearing a Lieutenant Commander's uniform. In Crimson Tide (1995), Denzel Washington played a Navy Lieutenant Commander.
  • The pen Denzel Washington uses in the bank scene was bought by a fan in New York City.
  • During the film's development, Vince Vaughn was originally cast as Bobby, and Owen Wilson was originally cast as Stig.
  • The film is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Steven Grant, published by Boom! Comics.
  • The bank robbery takes place in Tangipahoa Parish, Amite, Louisiana.
  • Ellen Pompeo and Marisa Tomei were considered for the role of Deb.
  • The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2009 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year.
  • The film's trailer features The Dead Weather's 2010 song "Die by the Drop". This song was previously used in the trailer for Contraband (2012), also starring Mark Wahlberg and directed by Baltasar Kormákur.
  • When Bobby goes into the bank at the beginning of the movie, a woman in a white dress walks out of the bank. A few days later, when they follow Papi's men to the bank, the same woman walks out with same dress on.
  • Mark Walhberg also played a U.S Navy SEAL in the film Lone Survivor.
  • Second collaboration between Mark Wahlberg and Baltasar Kormakur. They also worked on Contraband (2012).
  • In the commentary, the director and producer mention that many of the best lines in the film were improvised by Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg.


  • Continuity: (at around 17 mins) The car's name/brand/type is visible on the dashboard from the right side. Exactly one minute later, it's gone.