The role of Jeffrey was originally offered to Val Kilmer
, who turned it down, describing the script he read as "pornography", although he says he would've done the version that finally made it to the screen.
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The role of Frank was originally offered by Lynch to Harry Dean Stanton, who turned the part down, but has been in other Lynch offerings such as "Fire walk with me" and "Wild at heart".
is Bruce Dern's daughter and was once engaged to Nicholas Cage.
David Lynch must have really approved of Kyle McLachlan's acting style. Kyle had previously played the lead in "Dune" and Lynch later gave him a long-running starring role as Agent Dale Cooper in 'Twin Peaks'
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Kyle McLachlan starred in Lynch's 1984 version of DUNE.
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John Nance, who played the title role in Lynch's first film "Eraserhead," has a role in this film as "Paul," one of Frank Booth's thugs. John Nance was murdered in South Pasadena, California in 1990.
A big picture of Montgomery Clift can been seen hanging in Sandy's bedroom.
was originally offered the role of Sandy, but her mother objected to her starring in it, due to the graphic content of the film.