Although the film was set in Chicago and Kentucky, it was filmed in Ohio. Coincidentally, 19 cast and crew members were originally from Chicago or Kentucky.

Melissa Gary (Tangie) and Perry Gary (Uncle Elmer) are married in real life but play brother and sister in the film.

When Jake (Ryan Karloff) and Andy (Pat Germano) are seated at a table with a television running in the background, the film that is playing is Taliwackers, a 2010 homage to The Three Stooges, Directed by David Towner and also starring Ryan Karloff and Pat Germano.

The toddlers in the montage at the end of the film are the triplet daughters of Director David Towner and his wife Brandi Mendoza.