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The scene in question is the scene William Friedkin has referred to as the most difficult in his career. The bridge was built specifically for the film out of steel cables made to look like fraying rope. It also had hidden hydraulics to control the motion of both the bridge, and the vehicles traversing it. According to the Wikipedia article: The bridge ...


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A possible answer occurred to me: Nilo was supposed to kill Jackie Scanlon (played by Roy Scheider) -- remember, Carlo Ricci was told by his men that the job "would have to be done by someone outside" and it would cost some money -- but wanted to wait until after the explosives were delivered. This would be safer and Nilo could collect all the money for ...


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