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- Hey, It's That Guy!: This film had early appearances of:
- John "Leo McGarry" Spencer and Michael "Mr Blonde" Madsen (the officers in the silo in the pre-credit sequence), Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, Eddie Deezen, and Maury "Nero Wolfe" Chaykin.
- Barry Corbin, who has played recurring roles on The Closer, One Tree Hill, and Northern Exposure, as well as playing Grandpa Max Tennyson on the live action Ben 10: Alien Swarm.
- The Breakfast Club's Allison, an uncredited William H. Macy as a NORAD officer.
- Eddie Deezen appears in a minor role.
- What Could Have Been: The original writer of the story said that he wanted Falken to be played by John Lennon, and Lennon was reportedly interested in the role. Alas, of course, one Mark David Chapman ensured that this would never come to pass.