Top 8 Collateral Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Collateral facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Collateral film message.

Vincent keeps his right hand lower than his left when being held up, so that his shooting arm is closer to his sidearm.
Vincent keeps his right hand lower than his left when being held up, so that his shooting arm is closer to his sidearm.
During the hospital room scene in the film Collateral (2004), Max's mother appears in bed under a number of autographed celebrity photos. These were most likely purchased by Max in support of his continued charade as owner of Island Limos and its exclusive clientele.
During the hospital room scene in the film Collateral (2004), Max's mother appears in bed under a number of autographed celebrity photos. These were most likely purchased by Max in support of his continued charade as owner of Island Limos and its exclusive clientele.

Collateral Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • Max drives Annie through the city faster than expected because he "got lucky with the lights". He later manages to get the drop on Vincent, a trained killer... because he got lucky with the lights

Collateral Hidden Details

When Howard is being accused of being mentally ill the video of him saying "I trusted you" to Love is heard while the camera shows the faces of his old friends who are accusing him.

Vincent raised his hands while being held at gunpoint. His left hand is raised higher to parry off the thug's gun, while his right hand is lower so he can reach his gun faster.

Tom Cruise plays a professional hitman, who, in this scene, executes a tactical draw and Mozambique Drill with such good technique, it's since been used in tactical handgun training courses.

Tom Cruise trips on a chair in the movie Collateral (2004)

Collateral poster
Collateral poster

Collateral Plot

A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Collateral. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Michael Mann
Stars Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo
IMDB score 7.5