Robert Blake was said to have wanted the part of Jimmy Hoffa so badly, that he made a deal that if he acted up during production, they could fire him without pay.

J.T. Walsh and Nicholas Pryor also appear in Hoffa (1992).

The film cast includes two Oscar winners: José Ferrer and Ernest Borgnine; and four Oscar nominees: Danny Aiello, Seymour Cassel, Michael Lerner, Michael V. Gazzo.