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(1996)

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The photo of Vanessa's father that she shows to Bob is of mass murderer Richard Speck.
When Vanessa (Reese Witherspoon) vomits, she is actually spitting out yogurt.
Originally rated NC-17, reduced to R after the removal of some explicit dialogue.
Two-shots including Dan Hedaya and Brooke Shields make it appear as if they are close to the same height, but in fact Shields (at 6') is a full three inches taller than Hedaya (5'9"), and wearing the two-inch white pumps shown in the film she would have towered over him.
The fake blood used in the truck stop scene produced an allergic reaction to Reese Witherspoon's skin.
Early in the film Vanessa (Reese Witherspoon) is watching television and briefly stops at a Little Red Riding Hood cartoon. Freeway is based on Little Red Riding Hood.
Kiefer Sutherland's makeup in some parts of Vanessa's nightmare, is from his early make-up tests. The more extreme makeup was scratched because it took six hours to apply, and the shooting schedule wouldn't allow the time for it.
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The album Relief Through Release by the band Tura Satana (later called My Ruin) features extensive quotes from this movie in between songs, mainly Reese Witherspoon's short conversations with God.
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Twin actresses Brittany Daniel and Cynthia Daniel were offered and turned down the part of twins Brenda and Bonnie in the movie.
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The novel that Mimi Wolverton is holding when the police come to her house is Jackie Collins' 'American Star'.
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Reese Witherspoon used an exaggerated version of her natural accent for the role of Vanessa Lutz.
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The city of Stockton that Vanessa mentions and is trying to get to has the largest inland port on the west coast and is located about 35 miles south of Sacramento the state capital.
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The 94132 zip code shown on Vanessa's picture of her farther is not in Stockton CA, it is actually located in San Francisco.
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Vanessa tells her boyfriend that her parole officer showed up at the house, but a parole officer is assigned when someone is released from prison.
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She can't read, so it would seem her parents can't read, but there's a newspaper in the living room when Vanessa is fighting off her stepdad. also the newspaper seems to disappear.
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Vanessa carries a lighter, takes Bob's pack of Marlboros after shooting him, and asks for a cigarette in the final scene yet she is never shown smoking in the entire film.
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