* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Series/{{JAG}} AJ Chegwidden]] was a police sergeant named Starr.
** Creator/ArminShimerman ([[HeyItsThatVoice aka]] [[Franchise/{{Bioshock}} Andrew Ryan]], TheOtherDarrin for [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Dr.]] [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Milo]], [[WesternAnimation/RegularShow Buttonwillow McButtonwillow]] and [[WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne General]] [[WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy Skarr]]) interrogate John Ryder.
** Gene Davis, aka Warren Stacy (the naked SerialKiller from the Creator/CharlesBronson crime thriller ''10 to Midnight''), ironically plays a blue denim clad police officer named Trooper Dodge.
** [[Film/JasonGoesToHellTheFinalFriday Before dealing with Jason Voorhees, Sheriff Landis]] (under the name Trooper Jack Donner) had to deal with another AxCrazy SerialKiller John Ryder.
** TheOtherDarrin for [[Franchise/{{Zorro}} Don Alejandro de la Vega]] was a {{vigilante}} {{rabid cop}} named Lyle Hancock.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The original script ran the film equivalent of three hours, had more of a FilmNoir vibe and was filled with {{Gorn}}. Moments that ended up not being filmed include: Ryder slaughtering an entire family, an eyeball appearing in a hamburger (this was replaced in a finger in a plate of French fries), a graphic sex scene between 'Gal' Galveston (the girl before Nash) and Jim, and a character being decapitated. The film underwent several rewrites which removed the gorier moments. Also, Fox was to have distributed the film before TriStarPictures took over.
** Ryder was written with Music/KeithRichards in mind. The director's personal choice for Ryder was Creator/TerenceStamp while Creator/SamElliott had the best audition and almost got the part (a salary dispute led him not to be cast). Music/DavidBowie and Music/{{Sting}} were also considered.