* DawsonCasting: For a good reason. If Elizabeth Shue actually ''was'' 17 when this was made, the whole "looking-like-the-''{{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 Vincent D'Onofrio as Thor (which brought much amusement during the casting of the actual ''Film/{{Thor}}'' film.)
** 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.
* 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.