When Fletcher is showing LeMat drawings of commonly seen aliens, she includes a picture of Steven Speilberg, known at the time for his alien and sci fi genre movies like "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", "Poltergeist
", and ET
is (quite blatently) not wearing a bra during her infamous running sequence (as she tries to make it to the elevator in LeMat's apartment building and avoid seeing the Avon Lady alien).
Joel Cohen, of the Cohen brothers directing team, played Allen's assistant at the tabloid.
Director Michael Laughlin cast his stepdaughter Lulu Sylbert as Elizabeth.
went on to garner an Oscar nod for his performance in "Barton Fink" directed by Joel and Ethan Cohen. Joel and Michael met on the set of "Strange Invaders".
Nancy Allen and Wallace Shawn
often discuss the crazy and humorous chemistry they shared on screen, joking that they need to costar in a romantic televison series.
's performance as Margaret was (unjustly, I think) criticized by many movie critics, resulting in a Golden Razzie for Worst Supporting Actress.
Bill Condon went on to cast Nancy Allen again in his mid-90's film "The Man Who Wouldn't Die" as psychic Jessie Gallardo opposite Roger Moore and Malcolm McDowell. In recent years he has gained further acclaim for "Chicago", "Dreamgirls" and "Gods and Monsters".
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Scriptwriter Bill Condon makes an uncredited appearance.