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 claimed that despite signing on Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali (fresh off an Oscar win) to the project, it was very difficult to find a studio that would finance the film for $20 million dollars. He was usually offered budgets of $5 million, which he considered too low for a period piece.
I dunno. Personally I think if you stuck to the classic stuff it would've been a big mistake.
Dr. Don Shirley: A mistake? Performing the music I trained my entire life to play?
Tony Lip: Trained? What are you, a seal? People love what you do! Anyone can sound like Beethoven ...
When highway dotted lines are visible, they are yellow (as they are now), but in the 1960s, the dotted line in the middle of the road would have been white, with only the solid "do not pass" lines being yellow.
"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".
English, Italian, Russian, German
$320,429 (USA) (18 November 2018)
$63,005,401 (USA) (14 February 2019)
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