Plunkett & MacLeane Trivia
- James Macleane (1711-1750) was the son of Scottish parson, and became known as 'Gentleman Highwayman' in partnership with his good friend Plunkett (also a Scotsman). Plunkett really was an apothecary, although it was Macleane's wife who had died. Macleane was an inveterate dandy, and this caused to make the fatal mistake of wearing a set of stolen waistcoats into the shop of the tailor who made them, leading to his arrest and subsequent hanging in November 1750.
- The French title for this film is "Guns 1748".
- Craig Armstrong's music for the hanging/escape scene was widely popular in trailers in 1999/2000. It was heard in trailers for such films as Romeo Must Die, The Patriot, and Quills.
- The two aristocrats introduced to Plunkett and Macleane by Rochester are called Dixon and Winterburn. These are the names of two players - Lee Dixon and Nigel Winterburn - for the English football team Arsenal during the late 1980's / early 1990's and part of Arsenal's famous "back four."
- Eye gouging: In this film, a man has his eye gouged out. In Blade Runner, which is directed by Ridley Scott, Jake Scott's father, Dr. Tyrell has his eyes gouged out by the main villain.