The Diner scenes were filmed at Pete's Henny Penny Diner in Petaluma, California.
The championship match was filmed in a gymnasium on campus at Santa Rosa Junior College.
Filmed in part at Casa Grande High School. As the film portrayed the school in a negative light, the principal did not allow the name to be used.
Jon Voigt's character shares a name with a character from The Simpsons (1989): Principal Skinner.