Barbara Parkins was offered, but turned down, a role in this film.
Sydney Pollack shot some of the frightening derby sequences himself, donning a pair of roller skates to get right in the action with the frantically heel/toe-ing actors.
Holds the record for the movie with the most Academy Award nominations without a nomination for Best Picture: 9.
Received the most competitive Academy Award nominations (9) without being nominated for Best Picture.
Two of the couples are sponsored by Winkler's Travel Agency and Sills Collection Agency. Irwin Winkler and Theodore B. Sills are among the producers of the film.