* BeamMeUpScotty: The actual line from Howard Beale's rant is "I'm ''as'' mad as hell, and I'm not ''going'' to take ''this'' anymore!" Often misquoted as "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not gonna take it anymore!" Also, Beale doesn't shout it out the window; only his viewers do, although their wording differs slightly... which makes this case of BeamMeUpScotty understandable.
* FakeAmerican: Australian Peter Finch as Howard Beale.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Amusingly, You can spot a young [[Series/LoisAndClark Perry White]] among UBS's news staff.
* RoleAssociation:
** [[Series/{{Kidnapped}} Alan Breck Stewart]] is Howard Beale.
** [[Film/TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai Shears]] is Max Schumacher.
** [[{{Film/Superman}} Otis]] is Jensen.
** [[Film/ToKillAMockingbird Boo Radley]] is Mr. Hackett, and
** [[Film/BonnieAndClyde Bonnie Parker]], appropriately enough, is Diana.
** Before helping Ripley defeat the Xenomorphs, [[Creator/LanceHenriksen Bishop]] was helping the Ecumenical Liberation Front with their distribution costs.
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