* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Elliot Gould is Phillip Marlowe;
** ArnoldSchwarzenegger is one of Augustine's henchmen, though uncredited;
** David Carradine is Socrates, also uncredited.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Altman originally wanted Dan Blocker (TV's Hoss Cartwright) whom he originally directed in early episodes of ''{{Series/Bonanza}}'' to play Wade. Tragically Blocker died from a post-surgery complication at the age of 44. The film is dedicated to him.
* During filming of {{Film/Mash}}, Elliot Gould and Donald Sutherland approached Fox executives about removing Creator/RobertAltman from the project, but decided not to go through with it. Gould admitted to Altman that he and Sutherland almost had him removed from the filming, but Donald Sutherland never told Altman about it. Subsequently, Altman never made another movie with Donald Sutherland.