* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Film/{{Halloween 2007}} Michael Myers]] plays Michel. [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Michael]] plays Ray, and is married to [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Rita]].
*** It might be a coincidence, or an ActorAllusion, but Michel's name is dropped in ''Film/{{Halloween 2007}}''. "He's going to grow up and change his name to Michelle."
** [[Film/SherlockHolmes Inspector Lestrade]] is an ex-convict/villain.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The film evolved out of a much more adult script called ''"Tonight, He Comes"'', which was known mostly for its concept of a superhero who can't have sex because his ejaculations blow his lovers up (an argument first proposed in [[Creator/LarryNiven Man of Steel, Women of Kleenex]]). A scene along those lines was included in the extended edition of the film.
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