The pepper spray Virgil steals and then uses on the Guard when escaping from prison was filled with "training mace", or distilled water. This mace was ordered and built specifically for the episode.
When Virgil is seen hanging from the steam pipe in the midst of his escape, it was actually Virgil's stunt double. When the guard passed beneath him, stunt double Virgil dropped to the ground, falling out of frame. The actor playing Virgil, Mark Pellegrino, was crouching just out of frame. He then rose and finished the shot as if it had been him all along. This stunt gag is knows as a "Western Switch".
A special window washer platform was designed and built by the Art and SPFX Departments for the Wall Street office location. The platform was suspended from a crane and rigged to drop quickly and then stop just before hitting the ground. Stunt Coordinator Jamie Jones was very familiar with this building, having free-jumped to a suspended balcony 35 feet down from the 200ft building top a number of years back.
Actor Daren Herbert, who played Chastity, had to shave his moustache upon arrival at basecamp on the day of his shoot. He underwent an hour and a half transformation in the hair, make-up, and wardrobe trailers to emerge as his character.
The Sigma Zeta Chi scenes were filmed at a real frat house in Toronto's Annex neighborhood, near the University of Toronto. The kiddie pool was filled with over 120 cans of "near-beer" and augmented with a few bottles of apple juice.
The "skeevy tattoo parlor" scenes were filmed at a real tattoo parlor in Toronto. The lead tattoo artist was on hand to give the actor playing Skip Blax some pointers on how to make his tattoo artistry appear authentic.
The pavilion sequence was filmed over two days at Toronto's Sunnyside Pavilion. One day was dedicated to the stunt sequences involving the stunt doubles, while the scenes involving the actors, the chase, and the gunfire were all shot on the second day. A SPFX "Sweeny Gun", one that fires just dust, was used at this location to simulate bullets hitting walls.
A stunt performer was called upon for the stunt involving Virgil jumping over the railing at the pavilion. Mark Pellegrino had been filmed running up to the railing and making the initial motion to jump. The stunt performer took over at this point and as soon as "action" was called, he jumped and landed 20 feet down on over fifty cardboard boxes that had been carefully arranged over thick stunt mats.
Production Notes supplied by Tori Larsen