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Green Book (2018)

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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.

Director:

Peter Farrelly

Writers:

Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie (as Brian Currie) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Viggo Mortensen ... Tony Lip
Mahershala Ali ... Dr. Don Shirley
Linda Cardellini ... Dolores
Sebastian Maniscalco ... Johnny Venere
Dimiter D. Marinov ... Oleg
Mike Hatton ... George
P.J. Byrne ... Record Exec
Joe Cortese ... Gio Loscudo
Maggie Nixon ... Copa Coat Check Girl
Von Lewis ... Bobby Rydell
Jon Sortland Jon Sortland ... Rydell Band Leader
Don Stark ... Jules Podell
Anthony Mangano ... Copa Bouncer Danny
Paul Sloan ... Copa Maître D' Carmine
Quinn Duffy ... Mikey Cerrone
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Storyline

In 1962, Tony "Tony Lip" Vallelonga, a tough bouncer, is looking for work with his nightclub is closed for renovations. The most promising offer turns out to be the driver for the African-American classical pianist Don Shirley for a concert tour into the Deep South states. Although hardly enthused at working for a black man, Tony accepts the job and they begin their trek armed with The Negro Motorist Green Book, a travel guide for safe travel through America's racial segregation. Together, the snobbishly erudite pianist and the crudely practical bouncer can barely get along with their clashing attitudes to life and ideals. However, as the disparate pair witness and endure America's appalling injustices on the road, they find a newfound respect for each other's talents and heart to face them together. In doing so, they would nurture a friendship and understanding that would change both their lives. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Inspired by a True Friendship


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic content, language including racial epithets, smoking, some violence and suggestive material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | Russian | German

Release Date:

16 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Green Book See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$320,429, 18 November 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$63,005,401, 14 February 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,526,091, 17 January 2019
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)| Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

The role of Bobby Rydell, opening act of the film, was originally pushed by producers to be played by Drew Taggart, lead singer of the Chainsmokers, but when He was asked to send in an audition of the song he declined. His contract was pulled and auditions were open. Peter Farrelly and Charles Wessler found Actor/Singer, Von Lewis, to fill the part. See more »

Goofs

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. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Don Shirley: Tony, are you hungry?
Tony Lip: Does Betty like Butta? Er?
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Crazy Credits

"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". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Life-Size 2/Green Book/The Wife (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

So Long Lover's Island
Written by Leon Peels
Performed by The Blue Jays
Courtesy of CAPP Records Inc. & Music Supervisor, Inc.
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Fantastic film, another music themed Oscar nominee
12 October 2018 | by theojhymanSee all my reviews

Just caught this as the surprise film of the London Film Festival. Such a well written drama with heart, soul and comedic touches, brilliantly performed by the two main actors, and given such an authentic 1962 shiny look to the film by the production designer and cinematographer. A truly great true story with themes that all audiences can connect with - namely, music, family, race, sexuality, friendship and love - and Viggo Mortensen probably gives the performance of a lifetime. Will surely rival A Star is Born at the Oscars in many of the same categories.


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