- Box Office Bomb: Budget: $25 million. Box Office: $2.8 million.
- Inspiration for the Work: The Coen Brothers and Sam Raimi were inspired by the films of Preston Sturges, such as Christmas in July and Sullivan's Travels. The sentimental tone and decency of ordinary men as heroes was influenced by films of Frank Capra. The dialogue is an homage to His Girl Friday.
- Production Posse: As usual with The Coen Brothers, several of their usual players (including John Goodman and Steve Buscemi) appear. Plus, with Sam Raimi involved, Bruce Campbell was almost inevitably cast as well.
- What Could Have Been:
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