Universal Studios wanted to cast Robin Williams instead of Charles Grodin
. Williams was eager to play the part, willing to do many screen tests. Director Martin Brest was so impressed with the way that Grodin and Robert De Niro worked together that he cast Grodin against the wishes of the studio.
De Niro spent time with bounty hunters as part of his preparation for this role.
Grodin changed a line in the screenplay from "As an accountant" to "As your accountant" to show the growing bond between the two characters.
Grodin's line "Have you ever had sex with a chicken" was an unscripted line he improvised on the spot to prepare De Niro for the scene.
All of Dennis Farina
's (Jimmy Serrano) scenes were shot on location in Las Vegas. At the time, he was there filming his TV series "Crime Story."
Contributed by: Jack Young
Hello... This was a fun time in my life. I was the Amarillo Desk Sergent that released John Ashtons character from Jail and sent him to Flagstaff. I also drove Martin Brest, the Director, through the entire picture. -Jack Young
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