Trivia: Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
- All-Star Cast: Both David Bowie and Ryuichi Sakamoto were chosen for their status as well-known musicians in their own countries. The film also stars Takeshi Kitano as Sergeant Hara.
- Fake Brit: Jack Thompson (Australian) as the British Group Captain Hicksley. Thompson tries an English accent but doesn't quite pull it off.
- Hey, It's That Guy!: Academy Award winning composer Ryuchi Sakamoto plays Captain Yonoi and famous director Takeshi Kitano plays Sgt. Hara.