According to an interview with Writer and Director Jeb Stuart in Premiere magazine, he had originally intended to make this movie back in the early 1980s, under the title "Going West in America", with Sidney Poitier, Robert Duvall, and Kevin Bacon in the three main roles.
One of two films scored by the late Basil Poledouris that were released one week apart. The other was Starship Troopers (1997).
The film was originally intended to be released during Christmas 1996, under the films' original title, "Going West In America". But, because it wasn't ready in time for a release, the studio pushed it out to 1997 for a summer release, then delayed it again until Halloween 1997, due to the abundance in action-thrillers.
In this film, as well as Die Hard (1988) there is a character who says "In my youth, in my youth." Both films were written by Jeb Stuart.
One of the last films co-produced and released by Rysher Entertainment and Paramount Pictures. The other was A Smile Like Yours (1997).
Frank Lacrosse (Dennis Quaid) is married in the film. She is mentioned, but is never seen nor heard from.
In the beginning of the movie, the killer straightens a picture/painting, and when Dr and Bob are visiting shorty and fixing the Cadillac, Bob is walking around the room looking at photos. Bob straightens a photo, much like the killer.
The nude pictures in Bob's (Danny Glover's) car, are mostly Playboy or Hustler Magazine centerfolds.
Dennis Quaid and Gregory Scott Cummins also appeared in Gang Related (1997), where both played characters who were set up by pair of dirty cops, played by James Belushi and Tupac Shakur, for murder.