Mary Badham's first film in 39 years.

Towards the end of the movie, the girls are running through a corridor and ask an elderly woman if she has seen Sondra Locke. She points them in the right direction. That elderly woman was Sondra Locke doing a cameo.

On Our Own was financed by Murfreesboro, Tennessee philanthropist Robert W. McLean, who earned less than $20,000 in five years but obtained $40 million in loans and borrowed another $10 million. In 2007, McLean became the target of an investigation by several federal agencies and was forced into involuntary bankruptcy by hundreds of creditors who claimed he owed them more than $20 million they invested with him. Later that year he committed suicide.

The hound dog in the film was named Rufus in real life and belonged to Joey Feek. Joey was approached about Rufus being featured in the film because a producer heard that Rufus would do anything & everything Joey told him to.

Hilarie Burton and Autumn Reeser is Best known from 2 series which aired the same year 2003. Hilarie Burton in One Tree Hill (2003) and Autumn Reeser in The O.C (2003)