Throw It In: Lynch included Richard Green's (The Magician) prep - that first moment of him standing there for a couple of seconds was shot before the actor knew they were rolling. Richard Green said he was surprised to see it when the movie premiered.
What Could Have Been: Along with the film originally being intended as a pilot, Disney was supposed to release it (under their Touchstone Pictures label). However, they didn't like the final cut and ended up dropping it. Universal and Studio Canal ended up releasing it together.