A Day to Die

Trivia: Even if 67-year-old Willis was playing the role of a somewhat younger Chief of Police in Jackson, Mississippi, he would still be a statistical anomaly. In the U. S, the average age of a Police Chief is around 46 or 47 and the average tenure is only one or two years. Regarding Jackson, over 82% of the population is Black or African American. Since the early 1990s, a vast majority of the Jackson Police Chiefs were not White.


Trivia: Bruce "appears" more in this movie than many of his recent movies (flops), but they are merely flashes of his character standing or sitting around, apparently reacting to others (by making faces). In the first 30 minutes of the film, there are almost as many two or three second flashes showing his character but with no spoken words. The Bruce "appearances" continue throughout the movie. Most of his "lines" are comprised of THREE to occasionally several words at a time.


Trivia: In Roslyn Anderson's 4/04/22 WLBT.COM article, "Bruce Willis Showed Few Symptoms While Filming 'A Day to Die', According to Movie Producer", the producer stated, "There were a few times where we saw that [manifestations of Willis' aphasia]." This seems like a gross understatement. Watching the movie, Willis' character Chief Alston has very short lines, many/most of which are off-screen, cutting away to briefly show another character (similar to lines delivered by young children).


Trivia: Willis' LAST film that will be released. It was filmed about a year before the 4/04/22 announcement that he was diagnosed with aphasia (a type of frontotemporal dementia that affects the ability to speak, write, and understand written language) and "stepping away from acting."


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Suggested correction: I'm not sure what you mean by this is his last film to be released when 3 films have been released since "A Day to Die" came out. Not to mention 2 upcoming films set to be released shortly. Plus, Willis had finished 3 Lionsgate films whose releases are unknown.


Fake news? I read this somewhere on-line.


Other mistake: Connor told his newly-pregnant wife Candace, "So you need to eat twice as much, baby, 'cause you gotta feed the baby now." Maybe this was meant to be humorous, but Connor had just said he reads (meaning knows things) and suggested Candace eat an avocado a day. In general, the first (and even second) trimester of pregnancy does not require ANY extra calories. (00:27:05)


More mistakes in A Day to Die

Mason: You are a fucking drug dealer or a history teacher? You hypocrite motherfucker.
Pettis: Why am I hypocrite? Because I make money the same way white folks do?

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