The original American television broadcast was 140 minutes long. However, the VHS (German) release is only 94 minutes long - this is also the version that is now broadcast on television. Many of the deleted scenes included original songs. (There are currently no plans to release this movie on DVD/Blue-ray)
Drew Barrymore was 11 years old at the time of filming. By this stage, she was a regular at nightclubs, had been smoking for two years and was just beginning a dangerous flirtation with alcohol that would later extend to marijuana and cocaine. It is alleged that she would spend her nights off hanging out with a rock band in their hotel as they were coincidentally touring Germany at the time. That rock band is generally thought to be Rod Stewart and his crew.