The first scene of the movie is based on the episode 1506 Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1506: Friends (1982) from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968), which started with Mr. Rogers showing the viewers a picture board and talking about friends. However, the picture board used in the original show looked different. Besides Lady Aberlin and Mr. McFeely, it also had pictures of Police Officer Clemmons, Music Shop owner Joe Negri, Cleaning Lady Audrey Roth, and workshop operator Bob Trow. In this episode, Mr. Rogers introduced his friend and shoe salesman Buzz Wagner (who was behind the central door on the picture board) and his son Greg.
You love broken people, like me.
In the restaurant scene between Hanks and Rhys, the cars and trucks seen outside the window keep changing and/or disappearing between wideshots and close-ups.
The TriStar Pictures logo is the 1990s version, in keeping with the film's time period.
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