* HeyItsThatGuy: George Kennedy (who played Ed in ''Film/TheNakedGun'' trilogy) as Roy [=McLean=]
** [[Film/{{Payback}} Val Resnick]] is Warren.
* SimilarlyNamedWorks: There's also a 1946 crime drama film named ''Just Before Dawn'' directed by William Castle.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Richard Kiel was considered for [[spoiler:the role of killer twins]].