Spoiler: According to Cinematographer Haskell Wexler, after the test screening the ending was changed as "the bad guy at the end didn't die badly enough. As it was, Halle Berry shot the guy, bang, he died. When we redid the scene, she shot him, kicked him in the nuts, struck him with a hatchet so he fell back, shattering a car windscreen before hitting the ground, where we stabbed him with a high heel..."
In what would have been her big break, Gwenyth Paltrow originally auditioned for the lead role Josie, that eventually went to Halle. Paltrow didn't get the part, because the director felt she wasn't convincing enough.