- The role of Joe Pendleton was originally a boxer in Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941). Warren Beatty originally wanted to have Muhammad Ali play the boxer. When Ali's boxing schedule prevented him from doing the movie, Warren Beatty - who could not box but could play football - recast the lead role as a football player
- The fictitious Super Bowl game (Rams vs. Steelers) was filmed during halftime of the Rams/Chargers preseason at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum on September 1, 1977.
- The first choice for Mr. Jordan was Cary Grant.
- Mary Steenburgen was a finalist for the part that went to 'Julie Christie' .
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