- Actor Allusion: In his first scene, Sean Connery aims his gun at the camera and shoots it.
- Executive Meddling: The movie studio forced Boorman to add a prologue to help the movie make more sense. It doesn't work.
- Hey, It's That Voice!: May is played by Sara Kestelman, who voiced Kreia in Knights of the Old Republic II.
- Old Shame: Sean Connery took this role largely to avoid being typecast as James Bond.
- Shrug of God: By writer/director John Boorman. Since he was high on various drugs during filming, he's admitted that even he has no clue what parts of the film are about.
- What Could Have Been: Burt Reynolds was the first choice to star as Zed.