* ActorAllusion: When Beth (Amanda Wyss) shows up at the dance, there is someone behind her wearing Freddy Krueger's sweater. Wyss played Krueger's first victim in ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984''.
* DawsonCasting: Charles. Explicitly justified:
-->'''Charles:''' I've been going to this high school for ''seven and a half years'', now. I'm no dummy!
* OldShame: Evidently Cusack's opinion of this film.