The gunfight in the warehouse where Santee, with a gun in either hand, mows down a small army of Asian heavies is a direct homage to the "Heroic Bloodshed" action sequences of John Woo, despite the absence of doves. At the Premiere, Vic Armstrong was horrified to encounter Woo himself. "Sorry, John," he mumbled. "I'm kind of ripping you off in one scene in this movie." Unperturbed, John Woo replied "Don't worry about it, Vic. I've been stealing from you for years."
During the filming of the scene when Santee sets alight the gunman with a paint sprayer, Dolph Lundgren was so shocked by the sight of Andy Armstrong in flames that it delayed his timing for the rest of the shot. As a result, Armstrong got more than a little singed.
The Ferrari F40 and Lamborghini Countach cars in the film are in fact kit cars built on Pontiac Fiero shells. This is especially obvious in any of the interior shots and profile shots of the F40, which has a much shorter wheelbase than the real one. However, the two cars are over-dubbed with the correct engine notes.
At the beginning of the movie we hear a female voice say "Unit 2-11 officer needs assistance..." over a police radio. Near the end of the film we can hear that same sentence said over another police radio but in a different voice.
A deleted scene involves Severence and Rudy going to Woody Engstrom's ranch to question him about Santee. Rudy almost kills the guard dog for barking at him and Severence is about to kill Woody when other patrol cars arrive, forcing them back down.
The original ending in the script had a scene in the D.A.'s office in which Sheriff Cepeda shows the video of the CCTV footage from Jimmy Shoeshine's warehouse, thus clearing Santee of Deputy Agnos' murder.