- Actor Allusion: Bolo Yeung is readily identified as an opponent of Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon, here as the villain many of his lines come almost directly from that movie. "Impressive, but brick not hit back."
- Hey, It's That Guy!:
- Old Shame: Why yes, "Bumbling Government Agent #2" is Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker.
- Technology Marches On: Time was not kind to you, Karate Champ.
- What Could Have Been: Mortal Kombat was originally going to be a game based on this movie. Johnny Cage's look from MK1 was a clear homage to Van Damme's fight attire from this movie. Van Damme was even going to play Johnny Cage, but chose another video game movie instead...