- A scene was filmed with Maggie Siff as an assistant to Senator Orton Worrell meeting Brandon in the senator's office. The scene was deleted from the final film.
- The shoot in Morocco took place during Ramadan.
- The title refers to a provision in all military service contracts that says a service member can be involuntarily extended beyond their discharge (from active duty) date, and at times beyond their final discharge from service date, according to the needs of the service.
- Mark Richard (II) estimated that there were no less than 65 drafts of the script.