* CareerResurrection: The widely lauded movie is credited with completely restoring Affleck's credibility as an actor, as well as showing his good promise as a director. It also proved that ''Film/GoneBabyGone'' wasn't a fluke.
* DirectedByCastMember: Ben Affleck as Doug
* FakeAmerican: Claire and Fergie are played by British actors (the latter is also a case of FakeIrish).
* FakeIrish: Averted in some notable cases (e.g. Ben Affleck has Irish ancestry, which is expanded into Doug's character, and Slaine is outspokenly Irish-American and it is seen in his performance as Gloansy), but mostly played straight.
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Film/TheAvengers Hawkeye]] is Jem
** [[MadMen Don Draper]] is Agent Frawley
** The bank manager from the opening scene is Mr. Andrews from ''Film/{{Titanic}}''. Also, you might know Fergie the Florist as Roland Tembo from ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'', or as Kobayashi from ''Film/TheUsualSuspects''. And one of the cops investigating the crimes is the Man in Black from ''Series/{{Lost}}.'' And for those who saw ''Film/GoneBabyGone'', Affleck's directorial debut, Bubba reappears as Gloansy.
* ThoseTwoActors: Titus Welliver and Slaine were in the previous film that Ben Affleck directed, ''Film/GoneBabyGone'', which included Ben's brother Casey. Welliver and Victor Garber (Claire's boss) would also appear in Affleck's next film ''Film/{{Argo}}''.
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