Taglines

  • Most people respect the badge. Everybody respects the gun.
  • The most acclaimed actors of our time in the film event of the year.
  • "There's nothing wrong with a little shooting as long as the right people get shot" [UK]
  • Watch your back.

Trivia

  • When Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Brian Dennehy are speaking about the murder investigation of "Bob Brady", De Niro says, "Seriously, lieutenant, how far do you want us to go with this Rambo murder?". Dennehy was the main antagonist, "Teasle" in Rambo: First Blood.
  • The initial cut of Righteous Kill ran for two hours, but after a rather negative test screening, Nu Image hastily re-cut the film down to its slender 101 minutes to make it more fast-paced and action-orientated. Snippets of some of the deleted scenes can be seen in the trailer.
  • Rob Dyrdek's film debut.
  • Carla Gugino played the sex partner of Robert De Niro in this movie. 15 years earlier, she played his daughter in This Boy's Life (1993)
  • While staking out Turk as a potential suspect, Riley and Perez talk about Turk's marksmanship scores, remarking about his skill and accuracy while saying "Even Berkowitz but a hole in the Corinthian leather." This is a reference to David Berkowitz, also known as the Son of Sam, who was a serial killer who targeted young women with dark hair. In the Spike Lee movie, Summer of Sam, John Leguizamo (who plays Perez) stars as a resident in a movie about the infamous Son of Sam, real name of David Berkowitz, and his effect on the citizens of a small neighborhood in New York.
  • Overture Films paid a little over $12 million US dollars for the American distribution rights, beating out Warner Bros. Pictures and Universal Pictures, who also put in bids of over $10 million.
  • In the first movie where Al Pacino and Robert De Niro starred together, The Godfather: Part II (1974), they both played gangsters. In their second movie Heat (1995), Pacino was a cop, and DeNiro was a gangster. In this, their third movie together, they are both cops. This is also the first movie where they have extended interaction. They never shared a scene in The Godfather: Part II (1974) and in Heat (1995) they only had two scenes.
  • Robert DeNiro and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson also starred in "Last Vegas" together (2013). Although DeNiro had a leading role in both, Jackson had just a minor role in "Last Vegas", playing himself

Goofs

  • Audio/visual unsynchronised: After they handcuff Spider to the vault door, Rooster puts his gun in his face, and you hear the gun cock. He's holding a Glock, which has an internal hammer, and can only be cocked by pulling back the slide.