- Mar 12, 1999
Boo on Sutherland's face, the high SRP, no short film inspiration, and no features outside Schumacher commentary.The "short film inspiriation" thing appears to be something that someone on IMDb decided for themselves. I saw Larry Cohen talk about the process of writing the screenplay in person the day before the film was released, and he said nothing about any short film that inspired him. The original concept came to him in the 1960s, and he decided on using the sniper as a plot device in the 1990s as a result of thinking about one of his own films (God Told Me To). I don't blame Fox for failing to include some random NYU student film that had nothing to do with Larry Cohen's script.