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.
This is Peter Farrelly's first drama after years of filming comedies. Mahershala Ali referred to him as "a first-time filmmaker with 25 years of experience".
Dr. Don Shirley:
Dr. Don Shirley: I told you not to get grease on my blanket.
Tony Lip: Oooh, I'm going to get grease on my blanket.
The elevated train briefly seen is 21st century contemporary.
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)
$85,031,331 (USA) (23 April 2019)