!!!''The Killing'' TV series:

* ActorAllusion: Bullet, a character that interacts with Holder in season 3 looks conspicuously like [[Film/TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo Lizbeth Salander]]. Joel Kinnaman (Holder) had a silent cameo in the American adaptation of the first book.
** Jewel Staite's first line is commenting on Holder's "Serenity" tattoo. "Sounds like a stripper's name."
* ChannelHop: From AMC to Netflix.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Bullet is [[Series/ScreamTVSeries Audrey Jensen]].
* StarMakingRole: For Mirielle Enos, whose best known role at the time was in ''Series/BigLove''.

!!! The Film

* BreakthroughHit: For Creator/StanleyKubrick.
* DoingItForTheArt: Creator/StanleyKubrick took no fee for directing the film.
* ExecutiveMeddling: The narration was added at the studio's insistence. Creator/StanleyKubrick hated the idea and thus makes much of the information that the narrator provides false or mistaken.
* ScrewedByTheStudio: The film was effectively dumped by Creator/UnitedArtists, premiering as the second half of a double feature; Richard Fleischer's ''Film/{{Bandido}}'' was the main film.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Music/FrankSinatra expressed interest in this project, but production rights were granted to Creator/StanleyKubrick first.
* WorkingTitle: ''Clean Break'' and ''Bed of Fear''.