This tele-film was made and released about two years after its source play of the same name by Neil Simon was first performed in 1994. The premiere season of the play opened at the Seattle Repertory Theatre on 12th October 12 1994 running until 5th November that year. The original New York production opened off-Broadway at the Union Square Theatre on 28th March 1995 and ran for 169 performances until 3rd September 1995. The production was nominated for the 1995 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play.
One of three 1996 Neil Simon adaptations made for television and first broadcast in that year. The others were Jake's Women (1996) and The Sunshine Boys (1996). All were made for production houses Hallmark Entertainment and Metropolitan Productions.