* ActorAllusion: Jackie and Max have a conversation about getting old and growing tired. Their actors, Pam Grier and Robert Forster, had been big stars in the seventies but their stars had waned by the time they took this movie. Ironically, this movie revitalized their careers.
* ApprovalOfGod: Creator/ElmoreLeonard named this as one of his favorite adaptations of his novels.
* CastingGag: Sid Haig played villainous characters in a lot of blaxpoitation films opposite Pam Grier; in this film, he has a cameo as a judge. When filming the scene, Grier (who didn't know he had been cast) was so shocked to see him in a lawful role that she burst out laughing.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Film/FoxyBrown attempts to smuggle money under Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'s nose while dealing with [[Film/PulpFiction Jules]] -- who is porking [[Film/ArmyOfDarkness The Third Linda]]-and [[Film/TaxiDriver Travis Bickle]], and in the meantime, she falls for [[Film/TheBlackHole Dan Holland]]. Oh, and [[Film/RushHour James Carter]] [[spoiler:finally gets shot to death]].