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  • In 2010, Johnny Depp and Tom Hanks were in talks to star in the project but negotiations fell through over the course.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio was in early talks to star during beginning stages of the film's development but negotiations fell through as DiCaprio moved on to other projects.
  • After Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum left the project over creative changes in the rewritten script, a month later, Ben Affleck and Oscar Isaac took over the respective roles.
  • After Johnny Depp and Tom Hanks negotiations fell through, producers approached Will Smith to star but those early negotiations quickly fell through as Smith went on to do other projects.
  • Kathryn Bigelow was going to direct the movie but left to work on Detroit (2017).
  • In April 2017, Paramount decided to not move forward with the project when stars Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum dropped out after disagreements with the rewritten script. The movie was picked up by Netflix a month later. Ben Affleck, who took over from Hardy, later added that another consideration to approach Netflix was that the previous study wanted no Spanish to be spoken in the film, even though the first 20 minutes were exclusively scripted in Spanish; Netflix fortunately had no such reservations.
  • At one time both Casey Affleck and Ben Affleck were going to star in Netflix's production of Triple Frontier (2019) but dropped out.
  • Denzel Washington and Sean Penn were once in negotiations to star in the film.
  • Mark Wahlberg was once rumored to have a role in the film.
  • The film has been in development since 2010.
  • In 2017 Mahershala Ali was attached to this film but he later dropped out.
  • Charlie Hunnam was attached to this project then dropped out then rejoined this project.
  • Ben Affleck was first attached in 2017 but dropped out but signed back onto the project in 2018.
  • Shot on the ARRI Alexa 65, this is the first film to utilize the full frame sensor and 6.5K resolution in a unique 2.11:1 aspect ratio.
  • During filming Ben Affleck revisited one of the filming locations for Pearl Harbor (2001).
  • Will Smith was attached to the project at one point but left due to scheduling conflicts with Collateral Beauty (2016).
  • The scene of the highway and tunnel between the ridgelines is the H3 on Oahu. You can barely see the Haiku Stairs as well!
  • Garrett Hedlund and Oscar Isaac previously appeared together in Mojave (2015).
  • At one point in the movie Ben Affleck has a line of dialogue using the word "narcos". His co-star, Pedro Pascal, starred in another Netflix production: Narcos (2015) for 3 years.
  • The baseball cap worn by Francisco "Catfish" Morales (Pedro Pascal) features the logo for Standard Heating Oil the company run by Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac) in the 2014 film A Most Violent Year (2014) also directed by J.C. Chandor.
  • Tres Fronteras (Portuguese: Três Fronteiras, English: Three Frontiers) is the Spanish name for an area of the Amazon Rainforest in the Upper Amazon region of South America. It includes, and is named for, the tripoint where the borders of Brazil, Peru, and Colombia meet. The upper Amazon River flows through the area.
  • The Russian-language legend on the side of the helicopter translates as Air Siberia, which is imaginary, albeit very similar to Siberia Airlines-the former official name and continuing informal nickname of present-day S7 Airlines.
  • As the team is entering the house TV transmission can be heard in the background. It is a Caracol TV broadcast of a soccer game with the Colombian professional team against the Ecuador team. Most likely a game held on March 31, 2016.
  • Some of the cast were trained by real Navy SEALs to make the action appear more authentic.
  • This reunites director J.C. Chandor with his A Most Violent Year (2014) star, Oscar Isaac.
  • This is the third time that Oscar Isaac and Garrett Hedlund have worked together. They previously collaborated on Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) and Mojave (2015).
  • Pedro Pascal and Oscar Issac are now both a part of the Star Wars universe. Pedro is the main character (The Mandalorian) in the Disney Plus show 'The Mandalorian' and Oscar played Poe Dameron in the Star Wars sequel trilogy.


  • The scene where the men burn stacks of cash to keep warm also featured in Los Pepes (2016) and is inspired by Pablo Escobar actually burning money to keep his family warm while on the run from persecution in the '90s.
  • The plot loosely follows the plot of the original Ocean's 11 (1960): members of a military unit, finding civilian life challenging, reunite to pull a heist; the heist is successful; they are hunted; one of their member dies; they ultimately lose the money, but they give what they have left to the ex-wife/family of their fallen comrade.
  • The scene where the men burn stacks of cash to keep warm also features in Deliver Us from Evil (1973).
  • Burning money to keep warm is also featured in Cliffhanger (1993).
  • The location given on the note at the end (19 degrees 22 Minutes 32.0 Seconds South, 69 Degrees 15 Minutes 38.2 Seconds West) is a location in the Chilean Andes approximately 19.2 kilometers East-Southeast of the town of Camiña.
  • 6th time Ben Affleck dies on screen.
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