Denzel Washington remembers working with Gene Hackman:
"Gene Hackman, man. You’re in there with a master and you’re fighting for your life. You better bring your A-game because this is Gene Hackman. I remember when I was that scene with Gene and I’m just watching him. I was like ‘Gene Hackman is yelling at me’ and then it kicks-in that I have to start acting. We’re just like two kids arguing! The whole way, the whole way!"