Trivia: Runaway Train
- Dedication: This film is dedicated to Richard Holley, a helicopter pilot who died during the filming.
- Hey, It's That Guy!: Rebecca De Mornay, who plays Sara, also played Lana in Risky Business and Peyton Flanders in The Hand That Rocks the Cradle.
- Danny Trejo and Tommy "Tiny" Lister make their film debuts in this movie.
- What Could Have Been: Akira Kurosawa also planned to direct this movie, but the plans fell through.