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.
Knowing that he would one day make a film of the story that links Don Shirley and his father, Nick Vallelonga asked the latter to tell him again what had happened during filmed interviews. He also had a long talk with Shirley. His notes but also the memories of his father such as photographs, brochures, postcards and even the road map used during their journey nourished the writing of the scenario.
Ain't they supposed to be following us?
Dr. Don Shirley: They have the itinerary. As long as they get to the show on time, I'm not worried about it, and neither should you.
Tony Lip: I ain't worried about nothin'... In fact, when you see me worried? You'll know.
Dr. Don Shirley: Tony...
Tony Lip: ...
Dr. Don Shirley: ...
The movie takes place in 1962; the young sons are clearly elementary school age, at least. The older son, Nick, was born in 1959 and Frank in 1962 so, in reality, were actually three years old and an infant when the story takes place.
"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)
$67,210,436 (USA) (20 February 2019)
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