When Natasha is looking at the newspaper photo of her dad's wreck, the car in the photo, and in the flashback is Cole Trickle's(Tom Cruise) #66 Superflo car. When the car lands on it wheels you can read Cole Trickle's name on the roof.
Variety magazine article mentions a possible remake
when Carlos returns from his tour of duty, Micheal mentions the phrase "Charlie dont surf". This is a reference to Apocolypse Now
Film clips appear in documentary.