* CaliforniaDoubling: The film's main setting is in Ithaca, New York; however, the film was shot mostly in Georgia around Atlanta and Athens on the campuses of Georgia Tech, Emory, and the University of Georgia. One of the college tour scenes in particular was shot in Sanford Stadium, with UGA's "G" logo visible on the field.
* FollowTheLeader: A strange example - this film came only two years after ''Film/OvernightDelivery'' and has an very similar plot, but ''Overnight Delivery'' was a direct-to-video release, hardly a big success. If there were a little less space between them it would be DuelingMovies.
* TechnologyMarchesOn: It is unlikely a college student would be sending videotapes to his girlfriend by snail mail any more in the days of Skype, smartphone cameras and broadband. Cell phones would also have resolved much of the plot a lot more quickly.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: While this applies mostly for the technology-related reasons stated above, the fact that at least two characters are hyped up for what would eventually become ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' not only instantly dates this to the start of the 2000s, but even indicates that it was written and filmed before the HypeBacklash for ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' had hit full swing.