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The two old ladies in the re-sale shop are the mothers of David Byrne and director Jonathan Demme.
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The band that plays at the high school reunion is The Feelies, a favorite of Demme's. Demme shot the video for their song "Away".
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The script found its way into the hands of Jonathan Demme while screenwriter E. Max Frye was still in film school. Demme committed to it within 24 hours of reading it.
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Some scenes in this movie were filmed in Tallahassee, Florida. Perhaps as an acknowledgment of this, one scene features a large satellite dish which bears the Seminole head symbol of The Florida State University, which is located in Tallahassee.
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Chris Isaak was up for the role of Ray Sinclair. He dropped out, due to finishing his self-titled second album.
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Audrey's "Lulu" persona was loosely based on the silent film era actress Louise Brooks.
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Kevin Kline was considered for the role of Charlie.
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When the script was submitted to Orion, producers asked the studio to give them an answer quickly. They felt that since the budget was so low, if the answer was no, they could take it to another studio. The studio agreed to produce it in less than a week.
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When Lulu and Charles leave New York at the beginning of the movie, traffic signs indicating "Wrong Way" and "Go Back" are visible.
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The book that Audrey Hankel is reading on the first scene at the fast food is on Frida Kahlo.
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Feature-film debut of Ray Liotta
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Jonathan Demme later directed The Silence of the Lambs (1991) and Ray Liotta later appeared in the sequel Hannibal (2001).
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Charles Napier who plays the Irate Chef also played Sgt Boyle in Silence of the Lambs as did Charles Utt who played Dad at Mom & Dad's Restaurant. (Charles Utt also won an Oscar as Producer of Silence)
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