Odette Yustman's film debut; she was five years old.
The character of Emma (Sarah Rose Karr) is named after director Ivan Reitman's own daughter, Emma.
Danny DeVito was also considered for the role of John Kimble, but was not given the part due to his height.
Bill Murray was originally offered the role of John Kimble.
# # Miko Hughes' character name, Joseph Cousins, is the real name of one of the boys who plays young Dominic (he was played by twins Joseph Cousins and Christian Cousins).
The poem that Kimble reads to the children before naptime is "Spring Morning" from A.A. Milne's book "When We Were Very Young", with illustrations by E.H. Shepard.
Dominic has "Ghostbusters" sheets. Ghost Busters (1984) was also directed by Ivan Reitman.
# # The section where Phoebe pretends to be Austrian by sprouting random phrases in German (the language spoken in Austria) was unchanged when the film was dubbed into German. This caused confusion in Germany.
Kimble swears in German as he carries his colleague into the house. ("Das macht mich stinksauer! Jetzt bin ich sauer!", which means "That makes me pissed as hell! Now I am pissed!").
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