Alan Bursky auditioned for the role of himself but was turned down.

Ira Angustain and Kevin Hooks played Gomez and Thorpe on the popular basketball series The White Shadow.

The Movie left out the important romance and off/on relationship between Freddie Prinze and Pam Grier. Freddie Prinze claimed that Pam was his one true love and desperately wanted her to have his children, but Pam did not feel it was the right time and she could not handle his fast pace.