The film took over 14 years to complete due to the deaths of the original producer and the lead actor during the production process. The film started shooting in 1994 and was finally completed in 2008. It was Trevor Goddard's first starring role when the film began. In a twist of fate, it was also his last acting role as he died weeks after finishing his final scene in the film in 2003. Due to financial restraints, the remainder of the production and post-production process took a further 5 years to complete.
The Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has honored John Albo by selecting his screenplay, "Flexing with Monty," for placement in it's permanent Core Collection in the Margaret Herrick Library. The screenplay will be made available for research purposes to students, filmmakers, writers, actors, and to regular patrons of the Academy's Library.