Early in the movie when Jane and Ray are shopping for a condo, they fall in love with a high rise and the real estate agent says, "You can see right down to the World Trade Center" as Jane and Ray go out on the balcony with the Twin Towers prominently visible behind them. The DVD for this movie was released September 18, 2001, exactly one week after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which gives it the distinction of being the first DVD released after 9/11 to be instantly outdated by the tragedy.
While eating old Chinese, Ashley Judd tells Hugh Jackman that she went to Paul Blazer High School, home of the Tomcats. The Judds are from Ashland KY, home of the real Paul Blazer High School, and the Tomcats.
Jane tells Eddie that she was a cheerleader at Paul G. Blazer Memorial High in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ashley Judd did attend Paul G. Blazer High School which is actually in Ashland, Kentucky. However, she goes on to say that the Tomcats were the state football champs in 1989. The Ohio State high school football champs were the Fighting Tigers of Ironton, Ohio - rivals of the Tomcats of Ashland, KY.
Eddie Alden's phone number, 555-0134, is the same as Teddy's number in Memento (2000), Marla Singer's in Fight Club (1999), the Hong Kong Restaurant in Harriet the Spy (1996), and a Mental institution in an episode of Millennium (1996).