* ActorAllusion: [[Series/TheBradyBunch Mike Lookinland]], who was a cameraman, has a cameo part as one of the Boulder residents. Stu addresses him as "Bobby" at one point.
* AllStarCast: The cast includes Gary Sinise, Creator/MollyRingwald, Rob Lowe, Creator/EdHarris, Laura San Giacomo, Creator/JameySheridan, Creator/MiguelFerrer, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, Corin Nemec, Matt Frewer, Adam Storke and Ray Walston.
** There are also notable cameos by Creator/KathyBates, Kareem Abdul-Jabar, and [[CreatorCameo Stephen King himself]] as one of the Free Zone members.
* DeletedScene: A still exists of at least one deleted scene from the miniseries, showing Joe Bob Brentwood in his squad car after he gets sick.
* RetroactiveRecognition: [[{{Series/Scrubs}} Dr. Kelso]] is Frannie's dad in the miniseries.
* StarMakingRole: Prior to his appearance in the miniseries, Gary Sinise's career mostly consisted of guest appearances in various tv shows. His casting in Apollo 13, Forrest Gump, CSI: NY, etc, all came after.
* TheDanza: Joe Bob Briggs (best known for hosting ''[=MonsterVision=]'' on TNT in the '90s) is Deputy Joe Bob Brentwood.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Some of the proposed actors for Flagg included ChristopherWalken, James Woods, WillemDafoe, and JeffGoldblum.
* Ruby Dee, who played the 106-year-old Mother Abigail, didn't make it to 106, but died in 2014 at the age of 91, a pretty respectable age in itself.
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