- Actor Allusion: Anthony Hopkins acts as a guide and mentor to Brad Pitt, after they had played father and son in Legends of the Fall.
- Box Office Bomb: Budget, $90 million. Gross, $44,619,100 (domestic), $142,940,100 (worldwide).
- Edited for Syndication: A hugely cut down version for television and airplane showings runs two hours - by cutting out most of Anthony Hopkins's scenes.
- What Could Have Been: Bill's part was originally written for Gene Hackman.
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