* BreakawayPopHit: "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" by The Proclaimers. It has been released a few years prior on their album ''Sunshine On Leigh'', but it didn't become popular after Mary Stuart Masterson, a fan of the band, insisted it be used.
** To a lesser extent, "Have A Little Faith In Me" by John Haitt.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Sam is played by Creator/JohnnyDepp.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/JulianneMoore, William H. Macy, and Oliver Platt play supporting roles before becoming bigger names later.