* 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 Creator/GarySinise, 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.
* CaliforniaDoubling: Closing the Lincoln Tunnel in New York for filming would have been insane, so instead they used the Armstrong Tunnels in UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}.
* 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.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The clothing, cars, and hairstyles set the mini-series firmly in 1994. Even some of the cast were known for their late 1980s/early 1990s popularity, but have since been much less active in their careers.
** The book itself was an Unintentional Period Piece before King re-released the book with some updated material. [[TechnologyMarchesOn It has since become one again.]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Some of the proposed actors for Flagg included Creator/ChristopherWalken, James Woods, Creator/WillemDafoe, and Creator/JeffGoldblum. In one of King's intro essays (possibly ''Different Seasons''?), he also suggested Robert Duvall for Flagg, with Bruce Springsteen as Larry Underwood.
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