Jason Patric appeared as an undercover Narcotics officer in the movie Narc (2002), which appeared to be a familiar resemblance to his character in this movie, with the difference of a "post drug addiction officer". Tom cruise financed the project that also starred Ray Liotta.
As composer of the music score, Eric Clapton was initially reluctant to include "Tears in Heaven" in the film. Mourning the death of his son Conor, about the loss of whom the song had been written, Clapton wasn't sure if it should be made public. Director Lili Fini Zanuck managed to change his mind by convincing him that the song might help someone dealing with grief in their own life.