Trivia: In the Loop
- Fake American: Linton's aide Bob Adriano is played by British actor Enzo Cilenti.
- Hey, It's That Guy!:
- Before the film's release Peter Capaldi was best-known to US audiences as Danny from Local Hero. Some reviewers remarked that fans of the earlier film would probably be in for a shock.
- ...and if you thought that was a shock, there's Lord Cutler Beckett from Pirates of the Caribbean as our protagonist.
- Looks like Sledge Hammer! got into politics, God help us all.
- Life Imitates Art: The MPs expenses scandal revealed two beautiful examples:
- Simon Foster avoids watching a hotel's porn channel for fear that it will "show up in the register of interests". Home Secretary Jacqui Smith's husband wasn't quite so careful.
- Lord Mandelson's claims for gardening expenses revealed he had been through a "diplomatic crisis" with a neighbour over neglect of his garden. His predicament was eerily similar to Simon Foster's as he struggled with Paul Michaelson (Steve Coogan) and his collapsing garden wall.
- Playing Against Type: James Gandolfini as Pentagon Dove General Miller.