- Doubling For Manchester: Set in Manchester, most of the film was shot in Liverpool, forty miles away. Leads to hilarity/rage from locals, since (a) the towns look very different, especially their skylines, and (b) there is a centuries-old rivalry between them.
- Enforced Method Acting: Om Puri (George) was actually terrified while filming the roller coaster scene. The look on his face is pure fright.
- Old Shame: Steve Coogan, speaking of the film in The Guardian Online, said:Whenever I think of The Parole Officer, I squirm. And when someone says they like it, I think, Really, why? Im pleased that they like it, but its like a childrens film.
- What Could Have Been: Steve Coogan wanted Roger Moore for a cameo.
Trivia / The Parole Officer