- Ability over Appearance: David Barnes was originally written as a fifty year old man. But Michael Hoffman, who had worked with Robert Downey Jr. before on an unfinished film called Back East, had the part re-written to fit Downey's age.
- All-Star Cast: Sally Field, Kevin Kline, Elisabeth Shue, Robert Downey Jr., Teri Hatcher, Cathy Moriarty, Whoopi Goldberg, Carrie Fisher... all at or near the peak of their box-office clout.
- What Could Have Been: Burt Reynolds turned down the lead role, because his then wife, Loni Anderson, told him that the whole of Hollywood would laugh at her, as Reynolds and Sally Field once had a very publicized love affair.
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