Based on a true story.

A Miami-Dade Police Sniper named Greg Kral, that was involved in the actual rescue of 13 children from a school bus that this movie is based on, was also involved in the SWAT raid that turned up the body of Gianni Versace's killer Andrew Cunanan.

Brett Rice and Rus Blackwell would later appear in Recount (2008), another TV movie based on a real story.