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.
Despite being filmed in Louisiana, the winter storm scenes were real. Viggo Mortensen convinced Peter Farrelly and the crew to put in some overtime on the hunch that there was snow in the air. To their surprise, it kept falling and accumulated. They put in a lot of overtime, and were able to cancel a later shoot planned to capture snow scenes in Minnesota.
You speak German, huh?
Dr. Don Shirley: That was Russian.
Tony Lip: Yeah, I was stationed in Germany in the army. I could pick up a little bit of what you were saying there...
In the year this film takes place, Seventh Ave was one way heading south. The cars are parked facing north. Additionally, background buildings across the street are incorrect; the buildings that were there in that year are still in 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)
$39,457,456 (USA) (16 January 2019)
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