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Jon Lovitz auditioned for the movie when Howard Zieff was the director, and wasn't cast. When Penny Marshall took over from Zieff, she offered Lovitz a role. She was friends with Lorne Michaels, and had seen Lovitz's work on Saturday Night Live.
Directorial debut of Penny Marshall.
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Burt Reynolds was the original choice for director but he had a falling out with producer Joel Silver and left the project.
According to Penny Marshall's memoir 'My Mother Was Nuts', the script had numerous versions. Nancy Meyers and Charles Shyer wrote one for Shelly Long as the star. A version by David Mamet was filled with profanity.
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Tracey Ullman was pregnant during filming.
Adding to the classic rock theme running throughout the movie, Terry's boss' name is James Page (guitarist from Led Zeppelin).
Film debut of Jamey Sheridan.
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Shelley Long was originally cast to play the lead character.
At Mark Van Meter's funeral, the minister says that Van Meter (a spy) was a success in the greeting card industry. In Get Smart (1965), Maxwell Smart was a spy whose cover was that he worked for a greeting card company.
Whoopi Goldberg and Jim Belushi later co-starred in Homer and Eddie (1989).
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After principal photography finished, Penny Marshall wanted to shoot some pick-up shots in New York. She asked Gian-Carlo Coppola, her daughter Tracy Reiner's ex, to be the cameraman. Unfortunately, Coppola died in a boating accident before the filming date. The New York re-shoots were canceled, but Coppola got a 'special thanks' in the end credits.
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During the scene in the police station after Terry was pushed into the river, there is an anti-drug poster in the background with the message "Speed Kills" and a picture of a person riding a syringe. This same poster was shown as being created during a 1967 Dragnet episode titled Narcotics DR16.
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Kellie Martin's film debut.
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Howard Zieff was the original director. Penny Marshall replaced him after about 6 weeks of production.
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Originally titled "Knock, Knock".
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The soundtrack includes "Rescue Me". The same song is on the soundtrack to another Whoopi Goldberg movie, "Sister Act".
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The film opens on [Monday] 21st April 1986.
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Terry works at the Manhattan Main Branch of the First National bank of New York.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The phone booth sequence was part of a re-shoot in L.A. Jim Belushi, whose character was originally set to appear in two scenes, and die in a car accident in the second, was brought back, covered in bandages, to explain how he escaped death.
While Terry is trying to transcribe the lyrics to the song, one of the words she writes is Caen. Marty Phillips's real name turns out to be Peter Caen.
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