- Author Existence Failure: O'Brien died before the last chapter was written, and his family finished it based on his notes.
- Box Office Bomb: Though the film's budget was not released, it likely cost far more than the measly $121,461 it took in at the box office.
- Fake American: Chiwetel Ejiofor, a Brit, and Margot Robbie, an Australian, play Americans.
- Follow the Leader: The decision to add a romantic subplot to the movie was likely made in the wake of the large number of successful dystopian romance films in the 2010s.
- Keep Circulating the Tapes: The 1984 film has never been released on home video and the only available copy is in very low quality. It can be found on YouTube here
Trivia / Z for Zachariah