* ActorAllusion: The way Olyphant shoves the Crazy with the metal grate in the truck stop is an identical shot of him doing the same to a rival hitman in the ''Film/{{Hitman}}'' film.
** Let's not forget that he, [[Series/{{Deadwood}} once again, plays a sheriff.]]
** Also, this [[Film/{{Scream 2}} not Olyphant's first horror film where his character drives a cop car with a guy on its hood]], only this time, Olyphant's character is TheHero, not [[spoiler:a villain]].
* FakeAmerican: Joe Anderson (Russell) and Radha Mitchell (Judy) are English and Australian respectively. Both have fairly strong accents as evidenced by the behind-the-scenes DVD material.
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Film/AcrosstheUniverse Max]] is the deputy?
** Looks like [[Series/{{Justified}} Raylan Givens]] works in Iowa as well as Kentucky.
** Glenn Morshower (AKA [[Series/TwentyFour Secret Service Agent Aaron Pierce]] AKA [[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Overlord]]) appears briefly as the Government agent in the black SUV. He manages to reveal a couple of factors [[spoiler: before Russell shoots him.]]
** TheCameo: In the 2010 version, the lady riding a bicycle while laughing hysterically is Lynn Lowry -- who played Artie's daughter Kathy in the 1973 original.
** The original features a couple of actors who would appear in later Romero films. Richard France (Dr. Watts) plays another doctor on a talk show in ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'', and Richard Liberty (Artie) is Dr. Logan in ''Film/DayOfTheDead1985''.