Director Adrian Lyne and Demi Moore often fought on-set over her character, with Woody Harrelson trying to be mediator between the two. Lyne had argued that he wanted Moore to show vulnerability, while the actress defended herself. It was later while Lyne was editing the film that he realized she was portraying what he wanted all along, which he soon apologized to the actress.
Diana is reading "The Firm" by John Grisham, which Paramount Pictures soon filmed afterwards filmed. The secretary at the real-estate office where she works is reading "Backlash", a book which criticizes Director Adrian Lyne for his portrayal of women in previous films.
The movie is very loosely based on Jack Engelhard's novel. While it does contain the story idea of "a million dollars for one night with a man's wife", most of the book focuses on Arab-Israeli intrigue.
When this movie was first released on VHS in 1993, the first pressing cassettes were colored green. Paramount Home Video did this five times (five movies, five colors). The other four were The Hunt for Red October (1990) (red); Ghost (1990) (white); The Godfather: Part III (1990) (gold) and The Firm (1993) (blue).
DIRECTOR_TRADEMARK(Adrian Lyne): [Water]: When David (Woody Harrelson) finally confronts Diana (Demi Moore) about having sex with John (Robert Redford), Diana is washing dishes. Lyne often incorporates water with dramatic moments in his films.
The tears shed by Demi Moore in the touching "girl that got away scene" in which Gage describes a past chance meeting with a beautiful girl are genuine. This scene was filmed without co-star Moore knowing any of Redfords dialogue, instead just being told to listen.
In the scene where David tries to reach for Diana at the roof top of the hotel, when the helicopter takes off, a big sign can be seen with the legend "LADY LUCK", which might be allusive to the situation taking place.