* AwardSnub: Creator/SteveMartin actually received a fair number of critics awards for his work in the lead role (no small feat, given how this was the year of Creator/FMurrayAbraham in ''Film/{{Amadeus}}''), but he was ultimately passed over by the Academy.
* RetroactiveRecognition: The screenplay was by Phil Alden Robinson, who later adapted ''Film/FieldOfDreams''.
* TearJerker: ''"[[BrokenBird I don't have]] [[FriendlessBackground any friends.]]"''