Trivia / Last Action Hero

  • Actor Allusion:
    • The Stallone-Schwarzenegger jabs continue. In Slater's world, Stallone is The Terminator. Danny cannot believe it. More directly, the fact that F. Murray Abraham played Salieri in Amadeus is mentioned, then it becomes a plot point.
    • This is the second time Tom Noonan plays a serial killer.
  • Breakaway Pop Hit:
    • Upon the film's release, "What the Hell Have I", a new Alice in Chains song recorded for the film's soundtrack was better received than the movie.
    • As well as "Angry Again" by Megadeth.
    • Hell, even Def Leppard's "Two Steps Behind" got better exposure.
    • Even today, "Big Gun" by AC/DC gets airtime on classic rock stations.
  • Christmas Rushed: It was rushed to open for the 1993 big summer movie season, to the point that post-production on the film was only finished a few weeks before its initial release.
  • Contractual Immortality: Lampshaded. Danny tries to invoke this this with Benedict by playing Chicken with him while Danny is on a girl's bike, and Benedict is in a limo. Danny kept saying that because he's the hero, it has to work, but backs off at the last second after realizing he's just the Plucky Comic Relief, and this trope does not apply to him.
    • Danny also tries to remind Jack of this when he tries to play Chicken in the real world.
    • Also lampshaded when Danny tells Jack he can't die until the box office grosses wane.
    • Perhaps not even then-the Reaper says that Jack isn't on any of his lists (which makes him curious enough to investigate).note 
  • Fake Nationality: Mexican Anthony Quinn plays an Italian Mob Boss.
  • Pop-Star Composer: Buckethead teamed up with Michael Kamen to score the film (Buckethead did the guitar solos while Kamen composed everything else).
  • What Could Have Been: Benedict was originally intended to be Alan Rickman - a line in the shooting script has Danny warn Jack that he almost beat both Bruce Willis and Kevin Costner.

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