Actor Allusion: Reiner Schwartz's character is named Moses, a reference to City TV founder Moses Znaimer.
Old Shame: One of the Japanese porn dealers is played by David Tsubouchi. Just over a decade later, he'd be elected as a Member of Provincial Parliament in Ontario, where he was appointed Minister of Consumer and Commercial Relations. This made him responsible for the Ontario Film Review Board, the agency which assigns film ratings in the province. Cronenberg butted heads with the OFRB and other Canadian review boards many times in the late '70s and early '80s and accused them of censorship.