- Backed by the Pentagon: Captain Dale Dye negotiated to get an old Russian tank from the Israeli Defence Forces. The film, set in Afghanistan, was shot in the Sinai desert.
- California Doubling: Israel for Afghanistan.
- Fake Russian: Most of the Soviet characters.
- Screwed by the Network: the movie was made under one studio head but released under a new one, who refused to promote the film and released it in a mere handful of theaters despite early good reviews.
Trivia / The Beast of War