One of three films that Elvis Presley and Kurt Russell have in common. Russell appeared in the Elvis movie It Happened at the World's Fair (1963), he portrayed Presley in the TV movie "Elvis" (1979), and he played an Elvis impersonator in 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001). In "It Happened at the World's Fair," Russell (who was a young boy at the time), ran on screen and kicked Elvis in the shin. In "3000 Miles to Graceland," this scene is parodied when a young boy runs on screen and kicks Russell (in full Elvis attire) in the shin.
John Carpenter: Near the beginning of the film, when Elvis's entourage is walking through the casino, the camera pans across to the right to a long-haired man with a mustache smoking and standing behind someone at the blackjack table.