When Ben ( Michael J. Fox ) meets Hank ( Woody Harrelson ) in the café, Hank asks Ben about getting life insurance " Or are you too chicken?" A reference to Michael J. Fox's character in Back to the Future II(1989) not being able to back down when asked if he was " chicken? "
When this film was first released on VHS in late 1991, two previews that preceded the start of the movie were for Danny De Vito's film "Other People's Money (1991) and for Christina Applegate's film "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead" (1991), both of which were released the same year as Doc Hollywood. Michael J. Fox the main star of this movie would go on to co-star with both De Vito and Applegate in Tim Buron's sci-fi comedy "Mars Attacks!"(1996) five years later.