Trivia: While the time period of the movie isn't explicitly stated, the movies showing at the cinema the Waynes are at (Zorro The Gay Blade, Wolfen, Excalibur, and Arthur) were all released in 1981, making that the likely year it's set. The Zorro reference is certainly a nod to established comic continuity, where the Waynes were watching The Mark Of Zorro.
Trivia: The use of "Rock and Roll Part 2" by Gary Glitter within this film caused controversy shortly after the film's release due to the perceived possibility that Glitter, a convicted sex offender, might collect royalties from the song's use in the film. This concern was unfounded, though, since Glitter had long since sold the rights to the song's use; the US rights are currently held by the Universal Music Publishing Group.zendaddy621
Trivia: Joaquin Phoenix won the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in this film. This marked the second time an actor won an Oscar for playing a character that was played previously by another actor that also won an Oscar for their role. The other time was Phoenix's costar in this film, Robert De Niro, winning Best Supporting Actor for playing the younger version of Vito Corleone in "The Godfather Part II," following Marlon Brando winning Best Actor for the first film.Phaneron