* DyeingForYourArt: Averted. It was expected that Creator/KurtRussell would have to work out or a new costume would have to be made for the actor because it had been 15 years since ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork''. As it turned out, Russell kept himself in such good shape that the original costume fit without needing any alterations.
* FountainOfExpies: Most of the major characters in this are fulfilling a role similar to that in ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork''.
** Cuervo Jones -> The Duke
** Map To The Stars Eddie -> Cabbie
** Carjack Malone/Hershey Las Palmas -> Brain
** Malloy -> Bob Hauk
** In fact, the only major character who isn't an {{Expy}} is Snake.
* RealLifeRelative: One of the orphans seen early on in the film is, in fact, Creator/KurtRussell's own son, Wyatt.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In the original script Taslima was explicitly a BrainlessBeauty (''"the face of a Persian princess...and basically has an IQ of around 50"'' as the script puts it.)
* WrittenByCastMember: Creator/KurtRussell served as co-writer. The ending was his idea.
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