Screwed by the Network: Despite sell-out screenings at Sundance, the film struggled with finding a distributor. It wasn't until months later when USA Films offered them the insultingly low fee of $100,000 and no ownership rights. Caught in a choice between taking the deal or rejecting it and ending up with what Nathan Rabin would describe as "making a very expensive home movie.", they went with the deal mostly because it was the lesser of two evils. The film was unceremoniously dumped in about 30 theaters, and there are stories about the New York premiere being in the smallest auditorium of the theater. Thankfully, it became Vindicated by History.