The end title song is Billy Ocean's "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going". In the music video for the song, stars Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito lipsync and dance as doo-wop backup singers. Because the three stars were not members of the Musicians Union, the video was banned in the UK. Despite this handicap, the song would be Ocean's first #1 UK hit.
Kathleen Turner resisted making the sequel because of her money squabble over the original, and because she didn't like the script, over which she had negotiated approval. She only signed after Fox filed a $25 million lawsuit against her.
The F-16 stolen by Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner was actually a full-scale mock-up powered by a 350ci Chevrolet engine, if you look closely you can see the driveshafts running from the belly of the plane to the wheels on the landing gear.
The "Nubian" man Jack wrestles is a traditional Senegalese wrestler. The talisman that he wears on his chest and around his waste were made by a religious leader and are believed to hold mystical powers to protect him and help him win his wrestling matches.
The hooded falcon seen at Omar's compound is a Prairie Falcon. It is native to North and Southwest United States. It is not found outside the US. A Royal, Prince, Leader of an Arab nation wouldn't lower himself with a Prairie Falcon. It should have been a Peregrine or Gyr Falcon.