- It Was His Sled: Averted. Knowing it wasn't Spanish Prisoner con doesn't make the film any less suspenseful, as The Reveal happens barely in the middle of the whole plot.
- One-Scene Wonder: Ed O'Neill plays a cop who explains the Spanish Prisoner con and turns out to be one of the con artists.
- Retroactive Recognition: Senator Clay Davis is one of the cops at the airport.
- Rewatch Bonus: The film is filled with details that don't seem significant until you get to the end (indeed, for the whole first half it seems like a quiet character piece with little actually happening), then you realize how cleverly done everything was.
YMMV / The Spanish Prisoner