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Trivia / Wild at Heart

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  • The Cast Showoff: Cage does a pretty impressive job with his authentic-sounding covers of Elvis songs.
  • Completely Different Title: French -> Sailor and Lula
  • Contractual Purity: Laura Dern broke her "no nudity" clause for the film. Stating she felt comfortable with director Lynch and that the love story warranted it.
  • Real-Life Relative: Diane Ladd and Laura Dern are mother and daughter in Real Life.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Lynch was originally attached only as a producer, but after reading the novel he decided to write and direct it himself, not liking the book's ending and wanting to improve it.
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    • The premiere cut of the film received an NC-17 rating from the MPAA. Since Lynch was contractually obligated to deliver an R-rated film, he re-cut the shotgun sequence to add a gun smoke effect to obscure the character's head exploding.


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