Final of three Neil Simon written films featuring actor James Coco. The films were Murder by Death (1976), The Cheap Detective (1978) and Only When I Laugh (1981), the latter being the only one based on one of Simon's plays. Coco also previously appeared in Simon's Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972) on Broadway.
I saw him last week at Joe Allen's. He look thin, drawn tired...
Georgia: You're lying!
Jimmy: Alright he looked gorgeous. Who cares? the man can't write his name. I've got to go.
Georgia: Was he alone?
Jimmy: He was at a big table I don't know who was with who.
Georgia: she was that pretty, ...
In one of the opening scenes when Marsha Mason's character is leaving the "Betty Ford Clinic" of the time, there is an employee, Sandy, who passes her by the stairs says good-bye but addresses her as Mrs. Simon instead Mrs. Hines the character's real name.
NBC edited 24 minutes from this film for its 1984 network television premiere.