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C. Thomas Howell had to wear colored contacts when his skin was toned to look black. His eyes are normally a goldish color and really stood out once his skin was darkened.
C. Thomas Howell's father, Chris Howell, did the stunts for this movie.
In the scene where Mark first approaches Gordon as a black man, Gordon was originally supposed to believe Mark was going to mug him. An entire scene was filmed in which Mark played along with it and made Gordon sing "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot". It was taken out because it was thought, that although funny when filmed, it was inappropriate and racist.
Co-stars C. Thomas Howell and Rae Dawn Chong met on the set of this film and later married.
Tim Robbins was cast in the lead but dropped out when the filming of "Howard The Duck" went over schedule.

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