Trivia / Cool as Ice

  • Billing Displacement: In the end credits, Naomi Campbell is listed before Vanilla Ice.
  • Box Office Bomb: Made $1.1 million at the box office. Budget: $6 million.
  • Creator Backlash: David Kellogg completely disowned the movie. He then went on to direct his only other film, Inspector Gadget, which had the same exact tone and cinematic attention deficit disorder style.
  • Dawson Casting: Kathy and Nick are meant to be high schoolers, but actors Kristen Minter and John Newton are obviously in their late twenties.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Steven Keaton apparently left his old family and went under Witness Protection.
  • Money, Dear Boy: Ice admits that he mainly took the role because he was offered over a million dollars to star in it.
  • Old Shame: For almost everyone involved. Although Ice did make an appearance on How Did This Get Made? in 2012, and seemed amused by so many people even remembering his movie.
  • Wag the Director: It was Ice's star-vehicle, so they let him do some of this from the script's inception. This lead to a few improvs he did getting kept in (according to Ice, the famous "drop that zero" line was his idea, as well as "lookie lookie lookie in Kat's black bookie"), but even more than that, Ice wanted lots of motorbikes.
  • What Could Have Been: The role of Kathy was originally offered to Gwyneth Paltrow, whose father Bruce forbade her from accepting it, because of the sexuality in the screenplay. Judging from how hard the film bombed and how many great films and shows Paltrow's starred in since, she probably owes her father a huge favor.