- Creator Couple: Louise Fletcher (Mattie) was married to producer Jerry Bick at the time.
- Dueling Works: With Badlands.
- Follow the Leader: Since the novel had been inspired by them in the first place, it was hard for this film to not fall under the shadow of Bonnie and Clyde. The novel's ending even got changed because it was too similar to the Arthur Penn film. Robert Altman elected to take a very realistic approach to the film, which stood in stark contrast to the Present-Day Past style of Bonnie and Clyde.
- Referenced by...: New Order named their 1983 non-album single "Thieves Like Us" after the film.