* FountainOfExpies: Most of the major characters in this are fulfilling a role similar to that in ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork''.
** Cuervo Jones -> The Duke
** Map To The Stars Eddie -> Cabbie
** Carjack Malone/Hershey Las Palmas -> Brain
** Malloy -> Bob Hauk
** In fact, the only major character who isn't an {{Expy}} is Snake.
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Franchise/EvilDead Ash]] is the Surgeon General of Beverly Hills.
** [[Film/{{Spiderman}} Uncle Ben]] is the President.
** [[Series/MySoCalledLife Rayanne Graff]] is the First Daughter.
** [[Film/ReservoirDogs Mr. Pink]] is "Map To The Stars" Eddie.
** [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Ensign Ro Laren]] is Lt. Brazen.
** Isn't that [[Film/HotShots Ramada]] in a black wig?
** The BigBad (played by George Corraface) discovered America once, now he wants to take it over.
* RealLifeRelative: One of the orphans seen early on in the film is, in fact, Creator/KurtRussell's own son, Wyatt.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In the original script Taslima was explicitly a BrainlessBeauty (''"the face of a Persian princess...and basically has an IQ of around 50"'' as the script puts it.)
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