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.
According to Nick Vallelonga, Johnny Williams, the actor who played Fat Paulie (who competes against Tony in the hot dog eating contest), actually ate hot dogs with Tony Lip.
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?
When Tony pulls in to eat Kentucky Fried Chicken in Kentucky he drives past a 1964 Ford Fairlane wager in the parking lot. Setting is in fall of 1962.
"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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$320,429 18 November 2018