* BoxOfficeBomb: Budget: $25 million. Box Office: $2.8 million.
* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Quintessentially kind-hearted guy Creator/PaulNewman, who was actually hesitant at the thought of playing anyone as cold and repellent as Sid Mussburger. [[PlayingAgainstType (Which was, of course, why he was cast.)]]
* ProductionPosse: As usual with Creator/TheCoenBrothers, several of their usual players (including Creator/JohnGoodman and Creator/SteveBuscemi) appear. Plus, with Creator/SamRaimi involved, Creator/BruceCampbell was almost inevitably cast as well.
** Creator/JoelSilver wanted Creator/TomCruise to star as Norville Barnes, but The Coens insisted on Tim Robbins.
** The Coens originally wanted Creator/ClintEastwood for Sidney Mussburger, but he was unavailable. Creator/JackNicholson was also considered.
** Ellen Barkin, Creator/NicoleKidman, Creator/WinonaRyder, and Bridget Fonda were considered for Amy Archer.