Co-stars in the film Elizabeth Hartman and Geraldine Page died 3 days of each other: Hartman, a longtime sufferer of depression, committed suicide by jumping out of her fifth floor window on June 10, 1987, while Page died of a heart attack on June 13, 1987.
Don Siegel says in his biography that he forbade the use of make-up by the actresses on the set. But some of them trespassed the order and put on some mascara, lipstick and nail polish. That of course made Siegel angry.
According to Don Siegel in his biography, Universal studios did not manage properly the release of the movie, presenting it as one more action film starring Clint Eastwood, which of course disappointed the audiences faithful to his usual films. Siegel also said that this film should have been shown in local theaters in NYC, then it could have probably been a moderate success instead a total failure at the box office.
Don Siegel said that the film was commercially a failure because Universal studios released it with advertisement that suggested it was an action movie. And the result disappointed the die hard fans of Clint Eastwood's usual films.