- Actor-Inspired Element: Lance Henriksen wore his own hat and boots.
- All-Star Cast: It's damn full of stars, including Sharon Stone as the lead, Gene Hackman as the Big Bad, then Russell Crowe, Lance Henriksen, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gary Sinise, Keith David, and Woody Strode in his final role.
- Box Office Bomb: Budget, $32 million. Gross, $18 million.
- Cast the Runner-Up: Russell Crowe originally auditioned for a different role in the film before Sharon Stone asked that he try for Cort.
- The Cast Showoff: All of the actors who played gunfighters were schooled in the art of the quick draw by a stunt coordinator. Gene Hackman was able to get the most practice in as his character had a short amount of screen time, and as a result, was the fastest draw of the cast.
- Creator Backlash: After the film's release, Sam Raimi admitted that he was "confused" and thought himself to be a "dinosaur".
- Deleted Role: Bruce Campbell had a cameo appearance during a wedding scene, but the scene was cut. Campbell says Sam Raimi created that scene for the specific reason of giving Pat Hingle something more substantial to do and was never intended to be in the movie in the first place. Campbell was also visiting the set on his day off when Raimi drafted him to play a skid-row character in several background shots. Although all of Campbell's appearances ended up on the cutting room floor, he is still listed high up in the credits.
- Dyeing for Your Art: Lance Henriksen dyed his hair black and added extensions and grew a moustache.
- Fake American: Russell Crowe in his Hollywood debut.
- No Stunt Double: Lance Henriksen did Ace's trick shot himself.
- Real-Life Relative: Sharon Stone's brother played one of Herod's henchmen.
- Stillborn Franchise: Lance Henriksen half-heartedly said that he'd like a sequel where Ace Hanlon's brothers, Hearts, Diamonds and Clubs come looking for him. Hearts would wear white leather with hearts on it. And he would have played all three of them.
- Throw It In!: The scene where Gene Hackman slaps Sharon Stone wasn't scripted and her reaction is real.
- Uncredited Role: Joss Whedon was an uncredited script doctor for the screenplay.
- Wag the Director: According to Bruce Campbell, Gene Hackman initially refused to do the scene where Herod leans to his aide and asks, "What are the odds on The Kid?" It was only when Sam Raimi explained his character's motivation that he agreed to do the scene as planned.
- What Could Have Been:
- Matt Damon turned down the role of The Kid. David Arquette and Sam Rockwell were also considered.
- Liam Neeson was the first choice for Cort.
- The movie was originally intended to be filmed in Durango, Mexico. When Gene Hackman was cast, the filming location was moved to Tucson, Arizona.
- Details of scenes that never made the final cut. The original version of the deleted sex scene.
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