Contrary to popular belief, Gregory and Shawn have said they are not playing themselves in the film and are merely playing characters with their own names. When asked about it, they said if the opportunity ever came to remake the film, they would switch roles.
The low-budget flick was shot in an abandoned hotel in Virginia - in the winter. "Since we didn't have the money to heat the hotel, (producer Beverly Karp) brought me a bit of cognac from time to time," recalls a co-producer. The crew kept warm by wearing ski clothes; the actors just had to act warm, aided by the lights and long underwear.
In the movie Wally and Andre specifically mention electric blankets as one of the negative examples of technology in the modern world. As it turned out, because of the overly cold set they had to work on, many of the cast and crew resorted to using them to stay warm.
Among the many classic books referenced by Andre are: Lewis Carroll's 'Alice in Wonderland', Antoine de Saint-Exupery 'The Little Prince', William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer's Night Dream', Emily Bronte's 'Wuthering Heights' and 'Herman Melville's 'Moby Dick'.