First and only episode directed by series star Edward James Olmos.
Jan Hammer was nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) for his work on this episode.
The German episode title is "Samurai".
Music: "Boys and Girls" (at begin) by Bryan Ferry from his album of the same name; "Hello Earth" (during shootout) by Kate Bush from her album Hounds of Love.
Guest Jerry Hardin appeared with Don Johnson in The Hot Spot (1990).