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.
On November 7, 2018, during a promotional panel discussion, Mortensen said the word "nigger". He prefaced the sentence with, "I don't like saying this word", and went on to compare dialogue "that's no longer common in conversation" to the period in which the film is set. Mortensen apologized the next day, saying that "my intention was to speak strongly against racism" and that he was "very sorry that I did use the full word last night, and will not utter it again."
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.
When they were stopped in the snowstorm, the back window was clean in the long shots, but full of snow when shown from inside the car.
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)
$84,964,316 (USA) (18 April 2019)