* ActorAllusion While re-enacting one of the murders, Smecker raises his hands up to the heavens, a reference to Dafoe's death in the movie ''Film/{{Platoon}}''.
* BillingDisplacement:
** Willem Dafoe is ''not'' the main character of the first film, despite what the poster in the main page may tell you.
** Peter Fonda doesn't appear until the last 20 minutes of ''All Saint's Day'', yet still got billed over Billy Connolly (Il Duce [[spoiler:and the father of Connor and Murphy]]).
* TheDanza: Carmine [=DiStephano=] plays Augustus [=DiStephano=], a retired mob boss. Also, David Della Rocco is played by none other than a man named David Della Rocco.
* DawsonCasting: A rather bizarre example in that, in the sequel, Judd Nelson plays the son of the BigBad of the first film, played by Carlo Rota, when Nelson is actually a year and a half older than Rota (Nelson was born on 1959 and Rota was born on 1961).
* DevelopmentHell: The second film took ''ten years'' to make due to a lack of funding and Troy Duffy's ego. The third film, thus far, seems to be in the same position. Duffy has said if negotiations go through, the story may be continued in a TV series, but the progress seems to be going slowly.
* EnforcedMethodActing: Apparently Creator/BillyConnolly was so stoked to be PlayingAgainstType so radically in the role of Il Duce and having so much fun playing a psycho with guns strapped all over him that they had to add the huge cigar the character constantly smokes because unless they stuck something in his mouth he simply couldn't stop smiling.
* FakeRussian: Fat Man (Yuri Petrova) is the only Russian played by an actual Russian.
* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: Billy Connolly as Il Duce.
* InvisibleAdvertising: The film was all ready to be released, but unfortunate timing meant it had to be released quietly. The second movie was set up this way at first, but positive reception among the fans gave it two wider releases.
* PlayingAgainstType: Il Duce, the [[TheStoic stone-cold]] veteran [[HitmanWithAHeart hitman]], is played by ''Billy Connolly'' of all people. He's done serious roles before, but not like ''this.''
* RetroactiveRecognition:
** If you've seen both this movie and ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', it may be weird hearing Murphy speaking with a [[DeepSouth Southern]] accent/Daryl speaking with an {{Oir|eland}}ish accent. Or it may be weird seeing [[Film/{{Blade}} Scud]] shooting up bad guys, considering his insistence that "I'm a lover, not a fighter."
** Rosengurtle Baumgartener is [[Series/{{Glee}} Coach Beiste]].
** Clifton Collins Jr. has been in many movies before or since this one, but seriously... is that [[Film/PacificRim Tendo Choi]]/[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas Cesar]] screaming "Ding Dong, motherfuckers" and using [[BlingBlingBang a gold-plated silenced .45 Colt?]]
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