This movie was filmed at the same time as two other John Hughes movies: The Great Outdoors (1988), which was written by Hughes, and Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), which was written and directed by him. Some of the same cast members from both films appear in this film in cameos seen at the end of the picture.
Paul Gleason plays an uncredited character called "Blind Boy Grunt". Blind Boy Grunt was a pseudonym used by Bob Dylan in the early 1960s, and was also the name of a famous bootleg album of his in the early 1970s.
Star Kevin Bacon later top-billed He Said, She Said (1991) for Paramount Pictures having previously headlined the earlier 1980s box-office hit for the studio that being Footloose (1984). Bacon had also acted in other 1980s Paramount films such as starring in She's Having a Baby (1988) and cameoing in Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987).