- Approval of God: This is John Grisham's favorite of all the films adapted from his books. He said of the film, "To me, it's the best adaptation of any of my books. I love the movie. It's so well done."
- Method Acting: Francis Ford Coppola encouraged Matt Damon to stay in his character's apartment in order to immerse himself in the role. Coppola was then able to sneak some shots of Damon waking up in the morning.
- Uncredited Role: Danny Glover as Judge Tyrone Kipler.
- Underage Casting: Claire Danes was only seventeen-years-old at the time of filming, despite the fact that her character is supposed to be in her twenties.
- What Could Have Been:
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