This movie was picked by Entertainment Weekly magazine as one of the "50 Greatest Independent Films," in a special supplement devoted to independent films that was only distributed to subscribers in October 1997.
Rx Bandits took their name from this film. They were originally called the Pharmaceutical Bandits but changed their name, because people were constantly misspelling "pharmaceutical" on flyers and posters.
This film was chosen by Entertainment Weekly magazine as one of the "100 New Classics," ranking as #74 in their June 20, 2008 issue. The issue ranked the greatest movies of the previous twenty-five years.