The lead cast of this movie (and its source 'Bullshot Crummond' play) was played by a comedy troupe known as the Low Moans, an Anglo-American fringe theatre group. The gang included Ronald E. House, Diz White and Alan Shearman.
One of the movie's taglines read: "Before there was Bond there was BULLSHOT!". This movie's lead character Bullshot Crummond is a spoof of the classic British adventure character Bulldog Drummond whom has long being considered as an historical fictional precursor to James Bond.
The 'Play Database' describes this movie's source 'Bullshot Crummond' play as a "parody of low-budget 30s detective movies" whilst 'TV Trope' says that it is a parody of "1930s British heroes like 'Bulldog Drummond' and 'Biggles'". Of the latter, a new version, Biggles: Adventures in Time (1986), would be made and released about three years after this movie.
One of the film's poster forms the letter "O" in the movie's title Bullshot Crummond (1983) as a bullseye. Bullseye! (1990), another English comedy made a few years later, instead placed inside a bullseye on the poster its title and a photo of its stars - it didn't have a letter 'O' in its title.
The lead character of Captain Hugh 'Bullshot' Crummond is a spoof of Herman C. McNeile' (Sapper)'s Captain Hugh Chesterton 'Bulldog' Drummond. The second name Chesterton wasn't parodied in the spoof name.
The film's original title and the title used for its theatrical release Bullshot Crummond (1983) was a shortened version of its source play's title, 'Bullshot Crummond'. The movie has since been retitled 'Bullshot Crummond'. Of all the Bulldog Drummond movies, this film is specifically a parody of the third Bulldog Drummond film, Bulldog Drummond (1929), on which it is also loosely based.