The film was originally to be distributed by New Line Cinema. When New Line requested edits to the film that the director didn't want to make, they sold the movie to Universal, which delayed release by a year, but kept the film intact.
When Jake is dunking Truelove's head into the pool, Truelove's dog runs out and starts tugging on Jake's right leg. In the next shot when Jake is being pulled off of Truelove and away from the pool his right leg is now coming out of the pool as he is being dragged away.
No. The film is a fictionalization of the real life case of Jesse James Hollywood who was convicted of orchestrating the kidnapping of the brother of a former friend who owed money to Jesse and subsequent murder of said kidnapped brother.
In the end, when the audience is told what happend to the people involved and who went to prison for what, how much of this is accurate and how many things are made up?
Most of it is accurate. Go to the source link to find out.Source: http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/celebrity/jesse_james_hollywoo/8.html