River Phoenix was offered the role of Bobby, but he turned it down.

Cadillac used the "Coupe De Ville" model name for the two-door hardtop for 1954, not the convertible. The Cadillac in the movie was actually a "Series 62 Convertible."

Arye Gross, who plays middle brother Buddy, narrated the pilot episode of The Wonder Years (1988), but was replaced by Daniel Stern, who plays oldest brother Marvin, for the remainder of the series and in all subsequent rebroadcasts of the pilot.

When the film was shooting in Cape Coral, Florida, Hollywood set decorator Richard A. Villalobos contacted the CEO of Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida to acquire props for the film. He purchased $4,000 of set decorations from the local Cape Coral Goodwill store.