Due to budgetary constraints, the soundtrack was largely produced without physical instrumentation.
The play that Nancy (Rebecca Pidgeon), Maeve (Tara MacGowran), and Harry (Hugh Grant) go and see, is "Riders to Sea" by John Millington Synge, a movie of which was made the year before this movie.
The cast includes one Oscar winner: Sir Anthony Hopkins; and two Oscar nominees: Trevor Howard and Jean Simmons.
One of several mid to late 1980s period movies featuring Hugh Grant. The others include: Maurice (1987), White Mischief (1987), The Bengali Night (1988), Champagne Charlie (1989), Rowing with the Wind (1988), The Lair of the White Worm (1988), and The Lady and the Highwayman (1988).
Sir Anthony Hopkins and Trevor Howard played Captain William Bligh, Howard in Mutiny on the Bounty (1962), and Hopkins in The Bounty (1984).
This movie was dedicated to the memory of Trevor Howard (Grandfather), who died soon after it was made.