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.
Peter Farrelly says Viggo Mortensen, a perfectionist, insisted on doing the milk-chugging scene three times because he wasn't happy with the way he had been holding the bottle.
It's like what your friend the President said, "Ask not... Your country, what you could do for it. Ask what you do for yourself." Y'know?
I find the issue of Tony's gun a puzzle. It was a surprise that he had a gun towards the end of the film when he used it to scare potential muggers away and it makes a funny scene but the fact that he had a gun would surely have been investigated in the hiring stage at the start as he was responsible for Don's safety and it surely would have been discovered during their arrest and incarceration in the cells. If it had been hidden in the car , why would it have remained a secret from Don over the weeks on the road and why would we the audience be unaware of it and indeed would the car have not have been searched as well?
"Larry the Crow" gets a mention. This was an actual crow that Viggo Mortensen found injured near the set, and tried in vain to nurse back to health. He was no doubt named for Viggo's favorite soccer team, San Lorenzo (Saint Lawrence in Spanish). The team nickname is "The Crows".
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