Sir Michael Caine said of this movie in a 2002 interview with Venice Magazine: "That was a lovely little film, but it was too small for its own good, really. It got lost. It was the sort of film, were it made today, that would be great as a film for HBO, or something. But at the time, it just got lost in the system."
One of three 1990 theatrical movies, starring Sir Michael Caine, which were released in that year. The other movies were Bullseye! (1990) and Mr. Destiny (1990). All three movies were failures at the box-office. In 1990, Caine also headlined the television movie Jekyll & Hyde (1990). Of these four productions, this movie was the only one in which Caine did not play dual roles, or multiple characters.
The place where the big advertising firm was situated, was Madison Avenue in Manhattan. Wikipedia states that "the term 'Madison Avenue' is often used metonymically for advertising, and Madison Avenue became identified with the American advertising industry after the explosive growth in this area in the 1920s".
This was the second Sir Michael Caine movie in recent years, where his character was involved with murdering his wife. Caine had been an accessory and co-conspirator to such in Deathtrap (1982). Also, both movies featured a scene where Caine pretends to be distraught about his wife's death while talking on the phone to a Police Officer.