- Development Hell: It took 14 years after the novel came out before the movie was finally made. During this period several scripts were written and discarded, including one by Stephen Hunter himself (he admits that it wasn't very good, commenting "I'm a better novelist than I am a screenwriter"). The plans to make a film of Point of Impact began back in the mid-1990s, with Tommy Lee Jones intended to play Bob Lee Swagger.
- California Doubling: Mostly shot in British Columbia, especially in Vancouver. Others were done in Santa Clarita in California.
- Playing Against Type: Eddie McClintock, best known for playing charmingly cheerful characters, plays the Smug Snake Jerk with a Heart of Jerk Jack Payne.