* ActorAllusion: When Beth (Amanda Wyss) shows up at the dance, there is someone behind her wearing Freddy Krueger's sweater. Wyss played Krueger's first victim in ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984''.
* DawsonCasting: Charles. Explicitly justified:
-->'''Charles:''' I've been going to this high school for ''seven and a half years'', now. I'm no dummy!
* OldShame: For a long time, this was Cusack's opinion of this film, but he appears to have mellowed somewhat in recent years.
* PropRecycling: Twiki from ''Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury'' appears in the background of the Christmas scene.