Producer [?] David E. Kelley has quite a connection to this film. He cast Tom Skerritt and Zelda Rubinstein in his Emmy-winning TV drama [Picket Fences] after seeing them together in this film. The character of Skerrit's daughter was played by Holly Marie Combs on the show. That character is reminiscent in character and physicality to Lara Flynn Boyle's character [?] Donna Gardner in this film. Nancy Allen was originally cast to portray the town's mayor in Season 2 of [Picket Fences] but had to drop out due to her contractual obligations to appear in RoboCop 2 and RoboCop 3. That role was then filled by Leigh Taylor-Young.