- Originally starred 'Newman, Paul' and daughter Nell Potts, but this changed when original director 'Huston, John' bowed out and was replaced by Peter Bogdanovich.
- The character of Addie is one of only two Oscar-winning roles played by two Oscar-winning performers: Tatum O'Neal in the theatrical film and Jodie Foster in the Paramount/ABC TV series. The other such role is Vito Corleone, played by Marlon Brando in The Godfather and Robert De Niro in Godfather: Part II, The (1974).
- When Addie is going to meet Moses and a businessman on the corner (near the end of the film) she walks out of the hotel and does a little skip before hitting the street. According to Bogdanovich, Tatum O'Neal was very proud of this little skip - she thought of it on her own.
- Bogdanovich has said that the long, one-take sequence where Addie and Moze fight in the car about running out of Bibles took 2 days and 39 takes to get right. It was shot on a one-mile stretch of road just before hitting a very modern portion of the town, so each time a line was flubbed, they would have to turn everything around and drive back.
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