According to Will Smith, the female lead was supposed to be Caucasian, but the producers didn't want to make the lead couple interracial as it was considered a taboo. They also didn't want the female lead to be black as they feared it would alienate white audiences. They decided to go with a Hispanic female lead.
Eva Mendes was featured in Will Smith's "Miami" video. She was the girl in the car lip-syncing "Bienvenido a Miami." When Mendes mentioned it to Smith during rehearsals, Smith sheepishly admitted that he did not remember her.
Allegra Coleman was a fictitious actress created by Esquire magazine in their November 1996 issue, designed to spoof other magazines' fawning obsession with new stars. The article about her new "It Girl" status prompted calls from studios and talent scouts eager to offer her scripts. Ali Larter provided the face and body shots for the faux starlet.
When Hitch is watching Albert on the steps before meeting him for the first time, Hitch flips open a notebook to read Albert's resumé. Some of Albert's favorite musicians include Barry White, Céline Dion, Clay Aiken, and Led Zeppelin.
When Hitch is watching Albert on the steps before meeting him for the first time, Hitch flips open a notebook to read Albert's resumé. Some of Albert's favorite books include: - "Introduction to Management Accounting" by Charles T. Horngren - "The Astonishing Power of Feelings" by Lynn Grabborn - "I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough" by Stuart Smiley - "NTC's Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs" by Richard A. Spears "Knife Fighting Techniques From Folsom Prison" by Don Jones
During the Sky Club scene, Albert ask Egon what he thought of the design of the "Jets West Side Stadium." During the time this movie was being made, there were serious plans to build a new Stadium for the New York Jets on the West Side of New York City. But there were mixed reactions to the proposal, and eventually, plans fell through.
When Hitch first meets Albert, he says "I hope she's single 'cuz I don't do breakups." Hitch's specialty as a dating consultant was getting his clients in with women they don't know. A later movie called Mr. Fix It (2006) is about a Hitch-like date doctor whose specialty is break-ups.
Before Hitch (Will Smith) shows Sara her relative's signature at Ellis Island, he tells her, "You can't really know where you're going until you know where you've been." Will Smith says this same line in the intro of his Will 2K music video.
When Sara confronts Vance (Jeffrey Donovan) at his job, fusion/funk music starts to play in the background. The groove is very similar to the theme music for Jeffery's character in the television series Burn Notice (2007).