Ramin Bahrani dedicated the film to late movie critic Roger Ebert.

Director Ramin Bahrani used a 24mm lens for close-ups of Andrew Garfield as it gave greater depth as to what was showing on his face.

In the beginning of the film Dennis and Frank's little boys comment on how Australia looks like the USA upside down. A large theme of the film is reverse. The reversal of Dennis's role from evicted to evictee, and also on how the American moral system is completely upside down.

Laura Dern plays Andrew Garfield's mother in this film. In the film she mentions that she was very young when she got him. If you calculate it, Laura Dern would have been 17 years old.

This is the first time Andrew Garfield has grown a beard for a film.

Michael Shannon and Andrew Garfield have both played famous comic book characters. Shannon portrayed DC Comics character General Zod in "Man of Steel" (2013) and "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" (2016). Garfield played Marvel Comics character Peter Parker/Spider-Man in "The Amazing Spider-Man" (2012) and its 2014 sequel. Both actors are Oscar nominees as well.

The film is based on a real life father who exposed a corrupt real estate agent.