Archie is retired from the U.S. Air Force, the same branch of service of which Morgan Freeman is a veteran. The two pictures seen at the beginning of the film of Archie in uniform were actually of Morgan during his time in the service.
Was originally rated R by the MPAA for "brief sexual content" but was later overturned to PG-13 for "sexual content and language." According to director Jon Turteltaub the initial R rating was due to one use of the word "blowjob". During the discussions with the MPAA he had to explain to them why a use of this word is appropriate for a PG-13 rated movie.
All four leads have won at least one Academy Award. Michael Douglas for Wall Street, Morgan Freeman for Million Dollar Baby, Kevin Kline for A Fish Called Wanda and Robert De Niro for Raging Bull and The Godfather Part II. Mary Steenburgen has also won for Melvin and Howard.