PG-13 | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.
Viggo Mortensen really ate the hot dogs in the Gorman's scene. The production crew provided him with a bucket to spit out the chewed bits between takes, but he found that even less appealing than just swallowing the hot dogs. He ended up eating 15.
This could get bad, Doc.
Dr. Don Shirley: Yes. It's a shame we don't have something to protect us on our journey. Oh, I know. Why don't you put your lucky rock up on the dash, Tony? Come on, Tony, we need all the help we can get.
Dr. Don Shirley: Thank you. I feel safer already.
Tony Lip: ...
Near end of movie, in bar scene where Dr Don Shirley is playing an upright piano that is not a Steinway, on the wall is an LCD digital clock panel, not produced yet in 1960s.
Real-life photos of Dr. Donald Shirley and Frank "Tony Lip" Vallelonga, and a few insights into their life after the events in the movie, are shown before the credits roll.
English, Italian, Russian, German
$320,429 (USA) (18 November 2018)
$84,952,881 (USA) (17 April 2019)