- Actor Allusion: Eddie Deezen is a noted Beatles superfan in real life; maybe a little less creepy.
- Will Jordan is announced by Ed Sullivan as next week's guest on the show. Funny, that's who's playing Sullivan in this film!
- Box Office Bomb: Even with good reviews and a positive response from a test audience, it only made back 1.9 million of its 2.8 million dollar budget.
- Dawson Casting: Nancy Allen was 28 when the film came out, and had actually been a teenager when the Beatles performed on The Ed Sullivan Show.
- Follow the Leader: Zemeckis and Gale have said they were influenced by American Graffiti, another coming-of-age film that followed an ensemble cast of teenagers through one day in the early 1960s.
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