Production designer Peter Jamison was having trouble finding the right kind of house to match Barry Levinson's exact specifications, namely a three-storey wooden structure with a little lawn, set back from the road, and in need of a new frame. Levinson told him to go to 4211 Springdale Avenue, Baltimore, which was the house where he grew up.
The Diner where the 'tin men' regularly eat has aluminum siding but in the second chapter it is being renovated (meaning: progress/change) by overlaying a brick and mortar facade.
The nickname of Bill Babowsky (Richard Dreyfuss) was "BB".
Some movie posters for this film featured a long blurb that read: "The Year - 1963. Selling the American Dream is a risky, funny business - you could wind up paying with your wife!".
The movie featured quite a number of Cadillac cars. According to the IMCDb, these included such Cadillac makes and models as a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz, 1958, 1959 and 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritzs, 1961 and 1963 Cadillac Coupe DeVilles and a 1960 Cadillac Series 62. |