This is Nick Apollo Forte's first and only movie to date.
The reason Mia Farrow wears sunglasses most of the film is that Woody Allen did not feel she could pass herself as a tough Italian "broad", so he had her wear the sunglasses most of the film to hide her eyes, making her seem more sultry and mysterious. The only time she removes the sunglasses is when her character is supposed to be more vulnerable.
The deli owner who informs Danny Rose about the fate of one the characters in the movie really does own the deli where the scene was shot. He was a retired comic and actor who retained his SAG card named Leo Steiner. He was only cast after the actors Woody Allen brought to the location were inadequate.
Awards and Nominations
Academy Awards, USA
Year 1985 Nominated Oscar
Nominated Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Year 1985 Won BAFTA Film Award
Best Original Screenplay
David di Donatello Awards
Year 1985 Won David
Best Screenplay - Foreign Film (Autore della Migliore Sceneggiatura Straniero)
Golden Globes, USA
Year 1985 Nominated Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical
Writers Guild of America, USA
Year 1985 Won WGA Award
(Screen) Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen