R | | Comedy, Crime, Drama
An ultraconservative security guard suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons, with the drag queen next door.
Robert De Niro's face would sometimes ache for days after tensing his jaw to speak in his post-stroke scenes.
I'm an artist, you know?
Walt Koontz: Bullshit. You're a fucking drag queen.
Rusty Zimmerman: Let me savour those lovely words for a moment. What are you, channeling Jesse Helms?
Walt Koontz: Don't be so sensitive. You can take a dick - you can take an insult.
During the credits, DeNiro and Hoffman sing the "Name Song" together while staying in character.
$1,590,155 28 November 1999