* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/JasonStatham as Ethan, the chief villain [[spoiler:(actually the DragonInChief)]].
* RecycledScript: Had ''Film/PhoneBooth'' not spent 40 years in DevelopmentHell (and two and a half years on the shelf after being completed), this film probably would have never happened. In fact, the script of this film was derided as being the same as ''Phone Booth'''s but in reverse.
* TechnologyMarchesOn: Ryan talking about how awesome his cell phone is because it can take pictures and record feels silly now when almost every cell phone made does both.