Robert Duvall once said of this, his film: "I'd like you to meet my friend Angelo Evans. I first saw him on a street corner in New York City flirting with a beautiful woman twice his age. I had to tell his story." This quote was used as a tagline for this movie.
Robert Duvall once said of his directorial approach to this film: "In order to truthfully capture gypsies on film, I knew I couldn't inhibit their free nature. Or it wouldn't be a film about them. I told them not to act."
This movie was conceived when Robert Duvall was walking down to the theatre one afternoon in 1977 and he saw a seven-year-old gypsy boy, who Duvall once said he heard say something like, "Patricia, if you don't love me no more, I'm gonna move to Cincinnati." Duvall got to know him and his family, and wanted to put their culture on film. The boy was Angelo Evans, and he stars as himself in this film. The famous quote was used as a tagline for this film, similarly saying: "Elizabeth, if you don't love me no more, I'm movin' to Cincinnati!"
Angelo Evans was ten years of age when this picture was filming. The character (who is actually himself) that he played in this film, was eight years of age. As such, a ten-year-old person actually played himself at an age two years younger.