- Denied Parody: The film is widely seen as being a commentary about the legal processes for alleged unlawful combatants in Guantanamo Bay. The creators deny any such connection.
- Doing It for the Art: George Clooney was paid one dollar each for writing, directing, and starring in the film. This helped keep the film's costs low, coming in at a budget of just $7.5 million. He even mortgaged his house to help raise the budget.
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