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.
The real Tony Lip is best known for playing Carmine Lupertazzi on The Sopranos and has had roles in several Martin Scorsese movies.
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.
After Tony picks up Dr. Shirley they are seen crossing the George Washington Bridge into New Jersey. However, later on in the movie the map shows that the trip went south through Staten Island.
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)