Cutting Marisa Tomei’s Character
Marisa Tomei’s Best Supporting Actress Oscar-winning performance as Mona Lisa Vito was actually considered to be scrapped from the storyline. Launer refused to give up her role and the studio finally agreed to keep her on board. Good thing they did!
All the prison scenes were filmed in a real prison- Lee Arrendale state prison in Alto, GA. In one scene, when Bill and Stan were walking down the stairs of the facility, you could hear the prisoners shouting and yelling. Those were real prisoners.