Second filming of W. Somerset Maughan's classic novel about a World War 1 veteran (played by Bill Murray) who travels the world from Tibet to Paris in an attempt to find some meaning in his life.
Bill Murray made a deal with Columbia Pictures that he would appear in Ghost Busters (1984) only if they financed this movie. Originally, no studio was interested in making the film until Dan Aykroyd suggested the deal to Murray. On the final day of shooting, Murray flew to New York City to start filming Ghost Busters.
[after Sophie's murder]
When Piedmont died, I had to pay him back for my life. I found out there's another debt to pay - for the privilege of being alive. I thought Sophie was my reward for trying to live a good life. Uh uh. There is no payoff - not now.