Trivia: The Ghost and the Darkness

  • 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.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
    • The Captain of the Titanic (1997) is the Railway Doctor! You also wonder why he doesn't call Gondor for aid, with all the fire being lit in this film...
    • Also an early role for Tom Wilkinson as Sir Robert Beaumont, years before he became a ubiquitous character actor.