To prepare one of the Runts (Caixa Baixa gang) for the scene in which he cries when Zé Pequeno shoots him in the foot, acting coach Fátima Toledo worked with the child (who had never acted before) and discovered his biggest fear was having a toothache. So, when the time came to shoot the scene, she told him to just remember his toothache, and when he was shot in the foot, to pretend his toothache pain had moved to his foot.
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In order to increase the tension between Dadinho/Li’l Dice and Marreco/Goose, acting coach Fátima Toledo told teenager Renato de Souza (Marreco/Goose) to bully Douglas Silva (Dadinho/Li’l Dice) for 15 days. In the scene where Marreco slaps Dadinho, Douglas Silva started crying and threatened to abandon the movie, so the angry look he gave Marreco in the movie was real.