While based on a true story, "White Mile" is very reminiscent of a television movie from 1974 titled "Pray for the Wildcats" wherein a corporate survivalist takes a group of ad-men on a desert dirt-bike trip in Baja, Mexico, to test their stamina, and to bring them together in a manly fashion. Like "White Mile" stars a former television icon, Alan Alda from MASH, "Pray for the WIldcats" featured several actors famous for television roles: Andy Griffith, Robert Reed and William Shatner.

Alan Alda, Ken Jenkins and Dakin Matthews all appeared in And the Band Played On (1993). Alda and Matthews also appeared in Bridge of Spies (2015).

A TV movie for the HBO network.