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  • And Introducing: This was the first movie for Christina Ricci.
  • Real-Life Relative: Christina Ricci's siblings play extras in the swim meet scene.
  • Troubled Production:
    • Emily Lloyd was originally in mind to play Charlotte Flax, however, she was fired when Winona Ryder became available. She later sued Orion Pictures Corporation and was given a cash settlement.
    • Lasse Hallström initially was supposed to make his directorial debut, but he had reportedly had butted heads with Cher and was replaced by Frank Oz and later Richard Benjamin.
  • What Could Have Been: As mentioned above, Emily Lloyd was cast as Charlotte, she was recast after Cher stated that the blonde-haired Emily looked nothing like her and Christina Ricci, who have raven hair.
    • Dudley Moore was originally considered for the role of Lou Lansky.

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