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Because the film's budget was so tight, there were no retakes of any scenes.
Whenever the cast broke for a meal, Spike Lee would tell them not to throw away the aluminum soda cans because he would turn them in for recycling money.
During Spike Lee's appearance on Who Do You Think You Are?: Spike Lee (2010) he discusses his character, Mars. He said that he could not come up with a name so he called his maternal grandmother and asked her for one and she gave him the name. Turns out that Mars was the name of her grandfather (Spike's great great grandfather).
Spike Lee's first feature film. This does not count Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads (1983), which he directed, wrote and produced but did not appear as an actor.
First film role for S. Epatha Merkerson.
Director Spike Lee wanted to cast Eriq La Salle in the role of Greer Childs, but La Salle thought the role was too shallow, and had joined the Screen Actors Guild, making him ineligible for the part.
The film originally was going to get an "X" rating due to its sexual content. However, after Lee edited some of the sex scenes it received an "R" rating.

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