* ExecutiveMeddling: Originally, [[spoiler: Dr. Susan was to survive and Preacher would be sharked.]] Test audiences found [[spoiler: Susan]] to be such an [[TheScrappy irritating twerp]] that this was inverted. [[RuleOfCool Makes for a damn fine climax]].
* VacationDearBoy: In the commentary track, both director and [[{{Creator/SamuelLJackson}} Samuel L Jackson]] admit that the only reason Samuel Jackson agreed to be in the movie was he got to golf between his takes.

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