- Box Office Bomb: Budget - $18 million. Box Office - $4.9 million.
- California Doubling: Averted; the film was shot entirely in Florida, and in and around the racetracks.
- Cast the Expert: Joseph Walsh, who plays "Vibes" (the guy who claims to get visions of what to bet), is a former gambling addict (who also wrote the screenplay for California Split).
- Fake American: Robbie Coltrane as the ticket seller.
- Those Two Actors: Dreyfuss and Teri Garr had also played an estranged married couple over a decade earlier in Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Trivia / Let It Ride