!!The film

* HeyItsThatGuy: *deep inhale* Chris Sarandon, Martin Balsam, Creator/JohnCarradine, Jose Ferrer, Ava Gardner, Burgess Meredith, Sylvia Miles, Eli Wallach, Creator/ChristopherWalken, Creator/JerryOrbach, Creator/BeverlyDAngelo, Creator/NanaVisitor, Creator/TomBerenger, Creator/JeffGoldblum, Creator/RichardDreyfuss! Whoo!
** A.k.a., in that order, *second deep inhale* [[Film/ThePrincessBride Prince Humperdinck]], [[Film/{{Psycho}} Detective Arbogast]], [[WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNimh the Great Owl]], [[Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac Cyrano de Bergerac]], [[Film/TheSunAlsoRises Lady Brett Ashley]], [[Series/{{Batman}} The Penguin]], [[Film/MidnightCowboy Cass]], [[Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly Tuco]], [[Film/PulpFiction Captain Koons]], [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Lumière]], [[Film/NationalLampoonsVacation Ellen Griswold]], [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Kira Nerys]], [[Film/{{Platoon}} Sgt. Barnes]], [[Franchise/JurassicPark Dr. Ian Malcolm]] and [[Film/{{Jaws}} Matt Hooper]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The director originally wanted Creator/MartinSheen for the male lead but Creator/{{Universal}} didn't think he was a capable film actor so Sarandon was cast instead.
** Music/JohnWilliams was originally attached to score the film but pulled out to do a little film called ''Franchise/StarWars'': ''Film/ANewHope''.

!!The TV series

* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Jeri Ryan]] as Alex Barnes. Also Udo Kier, the go-to guy anytime anyone needs a creepy-looking German guy, as Klaus Zellar.
* NamesTheSame: No, our intrepid hero has never sung lead for Material Issue or served as mayor of [[UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} Royal Oak, Michigan.]]
* PropRecycling: The police uses the same Dodge Intrepids with exactly the same paint scheme as the Metro City police in ''{{Series/Viper}}''. Both TV series were filmed in Vancouver and Canada in general respectively; both series were produced by Paramount (while ''The Sentinel'' aired on UPN from the start, ''Viper'' began on NBC before moving to syndication, often on UPN stations). [[http://abload.de/img/unbenanntegsxd.jpg]]