California Doubling: Notable for being filmed on-location in New Zealand and the Cook Islands. The scene of Celliers' fake execution was filmed in the Auckland central railway station as it appeared in the early 1980s.
Creator Backlash: In a 2017 interview, Sakamoto mentioned that since this was his first film as an actor, he thought that his acting was "ugly" and "bad". Through a half-joking but half-serious explanation, the reason for the many Awesome Music moments was his attempt to cover up his inexperience on camera. Tropes Are Tools.