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The Accidental Tourist (1988) Poster

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While filming The Fly (1986), Geena Davis was reading the novel on which this film was based. In fact, she would read it to Jeff Goldblum while he went through the hours-long process of having prosthetic make-up applied to his body. Goldblum also appeared in Lawrence Kasdan's earlier films, The Big Chill (1983) and Silverado (1985).
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Jessica Lange was up for the role of Muriel Prichett.
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Edward the dog is a Cardigan Welsh Corgi.
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Ellen Barkin was considered for the role of Muriel Pritchett.
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Laura Dern was the producer's first choice for the role of Muriel Pritchett.
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The film cast includes two Oscar winners: William Hurt and Geena Davis; and two Oscar nominees: Kathleen Turner and Meg Kasdan.
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Macon's brothers, Porter and Charles, are physically reversed in the film from their description in the book. The book describes Porter as thin and tall and Charles as overweight and shorter. In the film, Porter is played by the heavier David Ogden Stiers while the taller and slender Ed Begley Jr. plays Charles.
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One of two 1980s films written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan where the characters of Kathleen Turner and William Hurt are a couple who don't end together with each other. The other film where a similar situation occurs in Body Heat (1981).
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