* AdoredByTheNetwork: This movie is well known in Brazil for airing frequently on SBT, often at weekday afternoons. The channel owner even complimented ''Alligator'' during his show.
* CaliforniaDoubling: The film was not shot in Chicago.
* FollowTheLeader: To ''Jaws'', with several of its plot-points being repeated, including [[spoiler: a child being eaten by the beast, setting off a horrific media circus.]]
* SimilarlyNamedWorks: With ''Il fiume del grande caimano'' (aka ''The Great Alligator''), which was titled on DVD as ''Alligator'' in the states.