* FridgeHorror: How did Cheeseburger Eddy get those burgers into prison?
** Probably the best we don't know.
* HarsherInHindsight: The basic premise of an NFL quarterback being sent to prison in his prime happened to Michael Vick less than 3 years after the remake was released.
* HilariousInHindsight: In the remake Crewe mentions they would have a tune up game against Appalachian State or some division II team. [[{{Irony}} Two years later, Appalachian State beat number 5 ranked Michigan in a game not unlike the situation posed in the movie.]]
* MoralEventHorizon: The warden crosses it first when he [[spoiler:has Unger kill Caretaker by booby-trapping a radio]], and again when he [[spoiler:threatens to frame Paul for Caretaker's murder unless he throws the game, and orders the guards to give the cons a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on the field even after promising to go easy on them if Paul held up his end of the bargain]].