- The Red Stapler: The movie lead to a Parliamentary debate and eventually lead to theories about changes in Singapore's education system. Despite being theorised, it's impressive that a film can bring about such positive change.
- Unintentional Period Piece: The technology, fashion, lingo and choice of pens used by the students (during the exam scene Boon Hock can be seen using a PILOT G2 Gel Pen, an insanely popular brand back when the movie is released) dates the movie right to the early 2000s. Additionally, the 9/11 incident is referenced directly at one point, when Mr. Khoo exclaims (after Terry was rescued from the kidnappers) that the economy is bad enough with "the collapse of those two buildings in New York".
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