Disney Connection: Miramax produced this typically gritty, talent-packed New York crime drama from director James Gray, which remains criminally underrated.
Disney Influence?: Disney might not have had an influence, but Harvey Weinstein sure did. The notoriously hands-on producer “made every major decision from beginning to end” according to Gray, boldly speaking out in the press. Harvey buried The Yards, and Gray didn’t direct another film for eight years.
If It Was A Cartoon: Instead of a dark thriller about corruption and industrial sabotage and murder, the cartoon would have Mark Wahlberg and Joaquin Phoenix as train drivers in a smiley race across New York, waving and smiling to everyone they see and at no point accidentally killing Charlize Theron.