PG | | Drama
A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.
Robert Altman was replaced by Milos Forman as director.
Booker T. Washington:
What you have done here has set our race back a distance I can't measure.
When Coalhouse Walker, Jr. strikes keys on the piano of the "family's" house, he announces that the piano is terribly out of tune, and admonishes Father to take better care of the instrument. Not only is there nothing to indicate that the piano is out of tune (the struck notes suggest that the piano is in tune), but moments later, Coalhouse plays a Chopin waltz on the same piano, it is in perfect tune.
$151,351 22 November 1981