- Award Snub: The cast received Academy Award nominations, except John Cusack for Best Actor.
- Fridge Brilliance: Cheech says he loved to watch George Raft dance. Like James Cagney, Raft was known as a song and dance man who also played tough gangsters.
- One-Scene Wonder: Sid Loomis, played by Harvey Fierstein.Sid: The monkey glands are working.
- Retroactive Recognition: Paul Cirico plays one of Valenti's goons. He'd later play Paulie Walnuts in The Sopranos. Coincidentally in the stage version of the film, Valenti was played by Vincent Pastore, best known for playing "Big Pussy" Bompensero in the same series.
YMMV / Bullets over Broadway