In an early scene, Ed Harris, clad only in a towel wrapped around his waist, plops down on a chair. For a split second his genitals are fully exposed. This scene somehow evaded the censors (and in a PG rated film) and in the first video release, the scene is intact. The scene has now disappeared from later releases.
Film reportedly went through a major bout of editing; some say this was due to the tensions between Hawn and director Demme; some industry insiders reported many of Lahti's scenes were re-shot or cut entirely due to Hawn's belief that she was stealing scenes, though Lahti and Hawn apparently got on well during filming.
The scene taking place on the pier, as Goldie Hawn's character meets her husband returning from the war, was filmed with real sailors as extras from the USS Lang and the USS Gray, both fast frigates and built during the Vietnam War.
The scene taking place on the pier was filmed at Long Beach Navy Base. You can see the USS New Jersey, recently restored upgraded and home-ported there, over Goldy's shoulder. This gave the effect of the scene happening at the end of WWII as the New Jersey was a WWII battleship.