Billing Displacement: Michael Douglas has top billing despite not appearing until about halfway through the movie and Val Kilmer being in the lead role. Douglas taking over as producer had a lot to do with that.
Executive Meddling: According to script writer William Goldman, Remington was originally going to be a small and enigmatic character simply known as "Red Beard", but after Michael Douglas took over as producer the role was given to him and received more importance at Patterson's expense. The final insult came when Val Kilmer was nominated to the Razzie for Worst Supporting Actor.
Fake Irish: Val Kilmer as Col. John Henry Patterson.