- Actor Allusion: When Dave takes Jerry out to a nice restaurant, a woman claims she remembers seeing Jerry at Cannes and he was speaking on behalf of the Sandinistas. One of Nick Nolte's previous movies was Under Fire, where he played a photojournalist in Nicaragua who agrees to help the Sandinistas.
- Career Resurrection: For Richard Dreyfuss. Also resuscitated Bette Midler's acting career.
- The Cast Showoff / Large Ham: To be expected with Little Richard essentially playing himself.
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