* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Frodo]] and JoanOfArc got married!
** [[Film/BruceAlmighty God]] is president and [[{{Babe}} Farmer Hockett]] is a Senator!
** [[TheWestWing Toby Ziegler]] is [[Film/LordOfTheRings Frodo]]'s dad.
** [[That70sShow Red Foreman]] works for NASA now.
** [[Film/GoneInSixtySeconds1974 Otto]] was the last man to walk on the moon.
** [[Film/IronMan2 Happy Hogan]] was sent drifting into space to die.
** [[FunWithDickandJane Jane]] bluffed her way into an anchor spot even though she had no clue what "Ellie" really meant.
** Dantalian from ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' works at MSNBC.
** [[DarkAngel Herbal]] makes an appearance at some point.
** [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Tasha Yar]] seems to have a tendency for being offed by malevolent bodies of liquid.
* ThrowItIn: The scene at the assembly were the kid tells Leo that now that he's famous, he'll get lots of sex, was improvised by the actor.
** Morgan Freeman choose to roll up his sleeves during on of his speeches. The director kept it in because she thought it gave him an "everyman" look.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Producer Creator/StevenSpielberg expressed interest in directing early on.
* Filming the highway scene was a rather brilliantly handled puzzle. Each truck you see in the scene actually held bathrooms or a food stand. A radio transmitter was brought in and all the cars were told to tune into a specific station for direction - that's how everyone was coordinated.
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