|维果·莫腾森 (Viggo Mortensen)||饰||Tony Lip|
|马赫沙拉·阿里 (Mahershala Ali)||饰||Dr. Donald Shirley|
|琳达·卡德里尼 (Linda Cardellini)||饰||Dolores|
|塞巴斯蒂安·马尼斯科 (Sebastian Maniscalco)||饰||Johnny Venere|
|迪米特 (Dimiter D. Marinov)||饰||Oleg|
|DreamWorks (as DreamWorks Pictures)|
|上海阿里巴巴影业有限公司 (in association with)|
|Cinetic Media (in association with)|
|Opening Weekend USA||$320,429, 18 November 2018|
|Cumulative Worldwide Gross||$327,909,440|
- 马赫沙拉·阿里 apologized to Shirley's nephew, Edwin Shirley III, saying that "I did the best I could with the material I had," and that he was not aware that there were "close relatives with whom I could have consulted to add some nuance to the character." Writer-director 彼得·法雷里 said he was under the impression there "weren't a lot of family members" still alive, that they did not take major liberties with the story, and that relatives he was aware of had been invited to a private screening for friends and family. Quincy Jones said to a crowd after a screening, "I had the pleasure of being acquainted with Don Shirley while I was working as an arranger in New York in the '50s, and he was without question one of America's greatest pianists ... as skilled a musician as Leonard Bernstein or Van Cliburn ... So it is wonderful that his story is finally being told and celebrated. Mahershala, you did an absolutely fantastic job playing him, and I think yours and Viggo's performances will go down as one of the great friendships captured on film." On January 14, 2019, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar published a piece in The Hollywood Reporter defending the movie. Abdul-Jabbar argued that "while such discrepancies may irk family members, they don't really matter because those plot details are about getting to a greater truth than whatever the mundane facts are."
- The pizza scene is drawn from real life: 尼克·瓦莱隆加 said 托尼·利普 used to order a whole, unsliced pizza pie, fold it, and eat it. Upon hearing the anecdote, 维果·莫腾森 insisted they try to fit it into the movie. 彼得·法雷里 protested, saying there were enough funny eating scenes, but agreed to try it. When the crew burst out laughing, he agreed to leave the scene in.
- Upon the film's release, the Shirley family stated thay Tony and Doc were not friends, they had "an employer-employee relationship". In January 2019, audio recordings of an interview with Don Shirley emerged in which he stated, "I trusted him implicitly... You see... not only was [Tony] my driver, we never had an employer/employee relationship. You don't have time for that bullshit. My life is in this man's hands!... So you've got to be friendly with one another."