* DawsonCasting: For a good reason. If Elizabeth Shue actually ''was'' 17 when this was made, the whole "looking-like-the-''Magazine/{{Playboy}}''-centerfold" thing would have crossed the line.
** Also, Bradley Whitford was 27 when he played Chris's boyfriend in this film.
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Anthony Rapp plays Daryl.
** Chris' boyfriend is played by Bradley Whitford, aka Josh Lyman in ''Series/TheWestWing''.
** Don't forget [[Creator/VincentDOnofrio Vincent D'Onofrio]] as Thor (which brought much amusement during the casting of the actual ''Film/{{Thor}}'' film and the casting of D'Onofrio as ComicBook/TheKingpin in ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'')
** Chris gets together with a boy played by George Newbern, who grows up to voice Film/TheodoreRex, [[FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Sephiroth]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2 Nooj]].
** Don't fuck with Detective Meldrick Lewis from ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet''!
** The band playing the frat party is Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes.
* RecycledTheSeries: A sitcom pilot for a TV version aired on CBS but did not go to series. The most notable actors to appear in the pilot were Joey Lawrence and Brian Austin Green as Brad and Daryl. The premise centered on Chris, Brenda, and the kids getting held up at a store, locked in a storage room, and then trying to escape through the [[SewerGator sewers where they come face-to-face with an alligator]].
* ThrowItIn: During the scene where Brenda tries to buy a hot dog, the vendor improvised the line "Then I don't have a fucking weiner!" The director thought it was hilarious, but the executives told him to take it out of the theatrical release to keep it PG-13.
** They got their revenge for that bit of ExecutiveMeddling by [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar getting some truly EPIC crap past the radar]] with the revised lines:
--> '''Vendor:''' Look, you slip me the cash, and I'll slip you the weiner.
--> '''Brenda:''' But I don't have any cash!
--> '''Vendor:''' Then ''I'' don't have a weiner!
** Also the song they improvise to get off the stage.