- Actor Allusion: France Nuyen starred in a race drama film Diamond Head in 1963 that was also based in Hawai'i.
- The Danza: Zulu plays Zulu.
- Follow the Leader: Hawaii Five-O was popular at the time. Zulu actually appeared in that show for its first three years, Harry Endo (Dr. En-Ping) played the recurring character of Che Fong, Don Knight (H.K. Muldoon) Eric Braeden (Ernest Graeber) and France Nuyen (Tso-Tsing) made several guest appearances, and Morton Stevens composed the theme and score for this pilot as well.
- He Also Did: Jeannot Szwarc is a prolific television director best-known for directing the TV movie-like Jaws 2.
- Unintentional Period Piece: The '70s oozes out of every pore of this film, from the dated clothes to the groovy soundtrack.
Trivia / Code Name: Diamond Head