Trivia: Many involved with the film have spoken about its poor reception. Eddie Murphy has joked that he knows "two or three" people that like it. Director Ron Underwood has said he thinks the film "was not very good." And co-star Joe Pantoliano has said "because of the material and the style in which some players came to work, we were off the mark, you know?" Pantoliano has also expressed regret at the way the film impacted director Underwood's career, saying Underwood was "victimized" by it.
Trivia: Reportedly, Eddie Murphy, director Ron Underwood and the producers all had different ideas for what the style, tone and humor of the film should be. Murphy, being the biggest name, would often overrule director Underwood and the producers, and he allegedly also supervised reshoots without Underwood involved.