James Franco and Tyrese Gibson reportedly did not get along during filming. In a 2007 interview with Playboy, Gibson said that he never wanted to work with Franco ever again, and claims that he feels the same way. Franco responded in an interview with Complex that he and Gibson had made up, or in his case, tried to make up with him after production wrapped, saying that he had nothing personal against Gibson, but guessed that there were a lot of misunderstandings.
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This picture was made without the support of the U.S. Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense.
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The trailer shows a battleship exploding but this did not actually appear in the film.
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In the film, Jake is three years younger than Ali. But in real life, James Franco is two years older than Jordana Brewster.
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At least one exterior scene taking place in Washington, DC was actually filmed on the grounds of Girard College in Philadelphia, founded in 1848.
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Jordana Brewster and Tyrese Gibson have worked together along with director Justin Lin in the Fast and Furious franchise. Brian Goodman and Zachery Ty Bryan also appeared in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006).
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When appearing on Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #15.156 (2008), James Franco called this movie "horrible".
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James Franco went through several intense workouts and put on 35 pounds of muscle for this film. His weight boosted from 165 pounds to a strong, muscular 200 pounds.
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There is no shipyard across the Severn River from Annapolis or in Baltimore or anywhere in Maryland. The nearest Naval Shipyards are In Philadelphia, PA (120+ miles) and Norfolk, VA (230+ miles).
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