Trivia: Director Peter Bogdanovich's first choice for the part of Rocky Dennis was Anthony Michael Hall. Hall turned down the part because he didn't like the idea of hiding his face during the whole film with make-up. Eric Stoltz was then cast instead.
Trivia: During the baseball game at the camp for the blind, notice the extra actor standing to the right of second base. She reaches back and pulls her underwear out of the crack of her bottom, apparently oblivious to the camera behind her.
Trivia: Rocky wasn't buried in a cemetery as shown in the end. His body was donated to science.