In an attempt to resurrect the slapstick comedy of Laurel and Hardy or The Marx Brothers, Arthur (Stanley Tucci) and Maurice (Oliver Platt) team-up as two out-of-work actors who accidentally stowaway on a ship to hide from a drunken, belligerent lead actor who has sworn to kill them for belittling h
|奥利弗·普莱特 (Oliver Platt)||饰||Maurice|
|斯坦利·图齐 (Stanley Tucci)||饰||Arthur|
|Walker Jones||饰||Maitre D'|
|Jessica Walling||饰||Attractive Woman|
|大卫·李普曼 (David Lipman)||饰||Baker in Kramer's Pastries|
|出品公司||First Cold Piece|
|福斯探照灯公司 (a News Corporation Company)|
|发行公司||20th Century Fox Television (a News Corporation Company) (TV) (United States)|
|20th Century Fox Entertainment (2000) (VHS) (Japan)|
|20世纪福克斯家庭娱乐公司 (VHS) (Brazil)|
|福斯探照灯公司 (All media)|
|20世纪福克斯家庭娱乐公司 (2001) (VHS) (Germany)|
|20th Century Fox Argentina (1999) (Theatrical) (Argentina)|
|首映票房（美国）||$308,767, 4 October 1998|
- There is a fair amount of commonality among the cast and crew of this movie and Big Night (1996). Oliver Platt (Maurice in this movie, and Associate Producer of Big Night (1996)). Stanley Tucci (Director, Writer, and Arthur in this movie, and Director, Writer, and Secondo in Big Night (1996)). Walker Jones (Maitre d' in this movie, Special Thanks in Big Night (1996)). Jack O'Connell (Stage manager in this movie, Man on Truck in Big Night (1996)). Tony Shalhoub (Voltri, First Mate in this movie, Primo in Big Night (1996)) Allison Janney (Maxine in this movie, Ann in Big Night (1996)). Isabella Rossellini (The Veiled Queen in this movie, Gabriella in Big Night (1996)). Campbell Scott (Meistrich in this movie, Director, and Bob in Big Night (1996)).
- The incident in which Sir Jeremy Burtom (Alfred Molina) slaps Mike (Matt Malloy) with a sword during a performance was based on a real-life incident in which Nicol Williamson struck a fellow actor on the buttocks with a sword during a performance of "I Hate Hamlet". Williamson also exemplified his disdain for the play and his castmates by breaking character and badmouthing the material on and off-stage.
- 斯坦利·图齐 and 奥利弗·普莱特 first met at Yale University where they developed the characters of the two unemployed actors that they played in this movie.