Juliette Lewis was just out of rehab when Marshall cast her. The insurance company for the film didn't want to insure her, so Marshall put up the money himself.
Juliette Lewis is singing the last song, "Come Rain or Come Shine", at the end of the credit roll.
Marshall considered his daughter, Kathleen for the role of lesbian sister Heather Tate, but after seeing Sarah Paulson's audition he gave her the role.
Danny and Carla's last names are the same as the firm Darrin worked for on the classic sitcom Bewitched (1964): McMann and Tate.
Before starring in this film, both Juliette Lewis and Giovanni Ribisi made guest appearances on The Wonder Years (1988-1993). Lewis guest starred as Wayne's girlfriend Delores and Ribisi as one of Kevin's buddies Jeff.
Despite the fact that this was filmed in Super 35, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits.