The line "We're desperate - get used to it," heard twice, is a reference to the song "We're Desperate" by John Doe 's band X.

Part of Showtime's Rebel Highway series.

While this film takes place in the 50's (and is actually a remake of a 50's movie) with no direct affiliation to Roger Coreman's Rock n' Roll High School, which took place in '79/'80, three actresses from RNRHS (Mary Waranov, PJ Soles, and Dey Young) play characters in this film named after their RNRHS characters (Evelyn Togar/E. Jayne Togar, "Riff" Randall/Evelyn Randall, and Kate Rambeau/Kate Rambeau Sr.; respectively).