Terry Kiser's film debut.

Jim Morrison was asked personally by Paul Newman to write a song for this movie, but it didn't work out.

Nell Potts, who plays Rachel as a young girl, is actually Joanne Woodward and 'Paul Newman' (I)'s real daughter.

Based on the 1966 novel "A Jest of God" by Margaret Laurence.

First USA cinema feature of Donald Moffat.