* CreatorCameo: The guy on the freeway is writer Ebbe Roe Smith.
* NeverTrustATrailer: Played up as a tale of modern revenge, a kind of ''Film/DeathWish'' for the nineties. Robert Duvall's character isn't given any attention.
* NewAgeRetroHippie: Besides the bits set in Venice, some shots were filmed at Silver Lake, which has topped the list of [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/morganbrennan/2012/09/20/americas-hippest-hipster-neighborhoods/ more]] than [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/20/hipster-neighborhoods-us-top-10-photos_n_1901884.html one]] paper as best hipster neighbourhood.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Michael Paul Chan as the Korean store owner, years before ''Series/TheCloser''.
** Lois Smith as Mrs. Foster, Bill's mother, almost ten years before she was [[Film/MinorityReport Dr. Iris Hineman]].
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Foster being a defense contractor who lost his job after the fall of the Soviet Union could ''only'' be a plot point in the specific time this film was made.