An early scene in the movie sees Bette Midler giving a pretend strip-tease. Her co-worker at the bar is played by Linda Hart. Three years later the actresses co-starred in the made-for-TV production of Gypsy, with Hart in the role as stripper Miss Mazeppa.
Stella references "Cousin It" when playing with young Jenny. Anjelica Huston was nominated for her role as Morticia (Addams Family) along with Bette Midler as Dixie Leonard (For the Boys) for Best Actress at the Golden Globes in 1992.