* AwardSnub: Steve Martin 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 F. Murray Abraham in ''Amadeus''), but he was ultimately passed over by the Academy.
* RetroactiveRecognition: The screenplay was by Phil Alden Robinson, who later adapted ''FieldOfDreams''.
* TearJerker: ''"[[BrokenBird I don't have]] [[FriendlessBackground any friends.]]"''