- Award Snub - one of the many times Peter O'Toole was nominated for an Oscar and didn't win.
Swann: Dying is easy. Comedy is hard.
- Crazy Awesome - Swann takes the reputation based on his characters and makes it work. Twice.
- One-Scene Wonder: The meeting with "Boss" Rojeck. Despite having only one scene, Rojeck and his threats makes it clear that he is the movie's Big Bad.
- "Weird Al" Effect - We see a lot of footage of Swann from one of his movies that is obviously The Adventures of Robin Hood with the serial numbers filed off. Its title in this picture? Defender of the Crown (pre-dating the video game by 4 years, this is where Cinemaware took the title from).