A "100 Broderick Street" sign is featured prominently in one of the scene. Matthew Broderick was cast for lead actor before Jon Cryer was recast. In real life, 100 Broderick Street in San Francisco is located in the Haight Ashbury/Buena Vista Park neighborhood. The cross street is Haight.
The film has a scene depicting photographer's withdrawal - this usually occurs when a photographers does a wrongful deed (as depicted when Charles pays off a cab company $6000 to plaster a photograph without the consent of the recipient). The Houston, TX photographer/art car artist Montrose Patriot cites this film as one of his influences.
Portraying the lead female role of Laura Victor in this film, actress Demi Moore would go on to portray a character with the same first name twice moore [to date, March 2016], playing a character called Laura in both Flawless (2007) and Happy Tears (2009).
The ages of the characters of Charles Cummings (Jon Cryer) and Laura Victor (Demi Moore) were 16 and 22 respectively with an age difference between the pair in the film having Moore about six years older than Cryer. In real life, Cryer was born in early 1965 and Moore in late 1962, making Moore only about two-and-a-half years older than Cryer, who ironically later went onto to star in the popular sitcom television series Two and a Half Men (2003).