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Credited with introducing the girl's name Madison, which has since become one of the most popular names for newborn girls in the early 21st century.
The fountain from the movie is now on display at Disney's MGM Studios at Walt Disney World. The mermaid fin Daryl Hannah wore is behind the bar at Planet Hollywood in Downtown Disney.
At the time of filming, Daryl Hannah was extremely shy about her body. According to director Ron Howard, she wore both band-aids and makeup over her nipples to conceal them.
The scene at the racquetball court, where John Candy serves and the ball hits him in the head, was done in one take.
Daryl Hannah, a vegetarian, refused to eat real lobster for the restaurant scene. The crew scooped out the insides of real, cooked lobsters and filled them with a thick, tofu-like paste. In an interview for 'Biography (1990)', Director Ron Howard said Hannah cried after each take over the deaths of the lobsters for their shells.
The first film released under Disney's Touchstone Pictures label, which was created so the studio could release more adult-oriented fare.
Before Tom Hanks accepted the role of Allen Bauer, it had already been turned down by John Travolta and Michael Keaton. Travolta passed on the advice of his agent.
Before Daryl Hannah accepted the role of Madison, it had already been turned down by Tatum O'Neal, Michelle Pfeiffer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Melanie Griffith, Diane Lane, Kathleen Turner and Sharon Stone.
Tom Hanks has always claimed that he was 11th choice to play the main role.
The cab driver who tells the Marine, "Up yours, Gomer! I'm waiting for a fare!" is the same cab driver who drives Allen from New York to Cape Cod.
Chevy Chase turned down the role of Allen.
David Morse was considered for the lead role.
Jodie Foster auditioned for the role of Madison, but turned it down in order to play a character in The Hotel New Hampshire (1984).
Jeff Bridges, Richard Gere, Kevin Kline and Burt Reynolds were considered for the role of Allen Bauer.
While Allen is offering girls names to the mermaid before she settled on Madison, the last two he suggests are Elizabeth and Samantha. Elizabeth Hanks is Tom Hanks's daughter and Samantha Lewes was his then-wife.
When Madison watches television at the department store, the little boy in the toothpaste commercial is Emmanuel Lewis.
Brooke Shields reportedly turned down an offer to play Madison so she could study French Literature at Princeton.
Debra Winger reportedly wanted the role of Madison, but Ron Howard turned her down.
The map from the shipwreck that Madison uses to find Allen's home is an old map of the Province of New York. It bears the name 'His Excellency William Tryon Esq.' Tyron was the colonial governor of the Province of New York from 1771 to 1780.
Rosanna Arquette auditioned for the role of Madison, but had to back out.
According to Biography Channel, Bill Murray and P.J. Soles were considered for the roles of Allen and Madison, but Murray turned it down.
Dudley Moore turned down the lead role of Allen Bauer.
Lisa Whelchel, due to her huge popularity as Blair from Facts of Life, was also considered for Madison.
The "Crazy Eddie" commercial that surprises Madison was for a real electronics store. Eddie and Sam M. Antar opened Crazy Eddie in Brooklyn, NY in 1971. Their spokesman was WPIX-FM disc jockey Jerry "Dr. Jerry" Carroll, whose frenetic nonstop sales pitch was based on used car salesman Earl "Madman" Muntz. The pitch always ended with "Crazy Eddie, his prices are IN-SA-A-A-A-A-A-ANE!" The chain grew to 43 stores in 4 states. It closed in 1989 after charges of fraud and security violations.
The mold used to make the mermaid fountain had also been used to make the ice sculpture in Herbie Goes Bananas (1980).
Jack McGee auditioned for the role of Fat Jack.
Freddie and Madison never meet. They weren't in any scenes together. In fact, at the president's dinner, Madison took Freddie's place.
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