- California Doubling: Scenes set in Tel Aviv, Beirut, Cyprus, Athens and Rome were filmed at Malta, and scenes set in London, Rome, Paris, New York City and a German airport were filmed in Budapest.
- Christmas Rushed: Spielberg rushed it into production and post-production in just five months so he could open it in time for Oscar qualifying. Though the film was a box-office disappointment, due to the advertising not being ready until two weeks before the film premiered, it did get five Oscar nominations.
- Fake Nationality: Israelis Avner and Ephraim are played by Australian actors Eric Bana and Geoffrey Rush respectively. South African Steve is portrayed by British actor Daniel Craig while Israeli Carl is portrayed by Irish actor Ciarán Hinds. Belgian Robert is played by French actor Mathieu Kassovitz, and Danish Hans is played by German actor Hanns Zischler.
- Real-Life Relative: Guri Weinberg is the only son and child of Moshe Weinberg, the first Israeli team member who was killed in the massacre. Guri plays his own father. Eerily, Moshe was 33 when he was murdered, and Guri was 33 when he portrayed him, as revealed in this 2006 Ynet interview.
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