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 did so much on-camera eating he claims not to have eaten any of the catered food on set, and would retreat to his trailer during lunch to lie down and undo his belt. "I couldn't tell you what the catering was. I heard the catering was great!"
Dr. Don Shirley:
You never win with violence. You only win when you maintain your dignity.
There was a 1964 custom painted red and white Ford Falcon in several scenes. The movie took place in 1962.
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
$5,501,520 (USA) (21 November 2018)
$85,080,171 (USA) (2 May 2019)
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