* AdaptationDisplacement: The plot of the film is inspired by (or at least similar to) an AlternateHistory novel by Welsh actor Emlyn Williams called ''Headlong''.
* MoneyDearBoy: Creator/JohnHurt flat out admitted in an interview that he did this for the money.
* OneOfUs: In the film, working class people quickly take a liking to Ralph.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The film was meant as a vehicle for Creator/BillMurray.