The 2012 film:
- Actor Allusion:
- When Nicole is on the set of the porn film, Kip suggests she can play Desdemona. Kelly Reilly did play Desdemona in a 2007 production of Othello.
- "Sympathy For The Devil", which serves as John Goodman's Leitmotif in Flight, was also heavily featured in another movie starring him and Denzel Washington.
- Director Robert Zemeckis' last live action film before Flight also featured a plane crash!
- Fake American: British Kelly Reilly as Southener Nicole.