- Actor Allusion: In this movie, Uma Thurman plays a biologist who works in a garden/lab where she can call wind, rain and lightning. In previous films she has played Poison Ivy and the goddess Aphrodite.
- Creator Killer: Killed John Woo's Hollywood career, due to a chilly reception by critics and audiences. Many critics felt the film was little more than a checklist of Woo's stylistic touches that had become tired and forced, and there were whispers that many of Woo's Hollywood films (including this one) had been victims of Executive Meddling, leaving him frustrated with the failure of this film being the last straw. It would be 5 years before he would direct again.
- Money, Dear Boy: When Conan O'Brien asked Ben Affleck why he did this film, his response was "the answer lies in the title."
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