* FakeAmerican: Linton's aide Bob Adriano is played by British actor Enzo Cilenti.
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Before the film's release Peter Capaldi was best-known to US audiences as Danny from ''LocalHero''. 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 [[AristocratsAreEvil Lord Cutler]] [[BigBad Beckett]] from ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' as our ''protagonist''.
** Looks like ''Series/SledgeHammer'' got into politics, God help us all.
* LifeImitatesArt: The [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8105227.stm [=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". [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7970731.stm Home Secretary Jacqui Smith's husband wasn't quite so careful]].
** [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog/2009/may/08/mandelson-expenses-in-the-loop 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.
* PlayingAgainstType: James Gandolfini as Pentagon Dove General Miller.