* HeyItsThatGuy: Creator/ForestWhitaker from TheLastKingOfScotland is one of the agents sent to find and detain Frank.
** The winning fighter in the opening bout of the Kumite is [[Film/{{Kickboxer}} Tong Po]].
** [[Film/RevengeOfTheNerds Ogre]] is also among the fighters in the tournament.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' was originally going to be a game based on this movie.
** Johnny Cage's look from [=MK1=] was a clear homage to Van Damme's fight attire from this movie. Van Damme was even going to play Johnny Cage, but [[Film/StreetFighter chose another video game movie instead...]]