Actor Tom Hanks, 65, and his wife Rita were out for a night on the town in New York City.
As the couple was leaving a Midtown restaurant, they were mobbed by fans, and one got a little overzealous, bumping into Rita.
The impact nearly knocked her to the ground, and as she wobbled to get her balance shouted, “stop it!”
That’s when Hanks – who was by her side – sprung into action.
Hanks, who’s usually very mild-mannered, yelled, “back the f**k off.” After creating space from the overzealous fan, he checked on Rita, then turned to the mob and yelled, “my wife? Back the f**k up! Knocking over my wife!?” The pair quickly ran to a car that was waiting for them.
The Hollywood pair have been married for 34 years and have two sons, Chet, 31, and Truman, 25. Tom and Rita first met while working on ABC’s sitcom Bosom Buddies in 1981.
Hanks, who is playing Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis’s manager, in the soon-to-be-released Elvis movie, was in New York City for a private screening and went out for a bite afterward.
There have been some fears that Hanks’s health may be deteriorating. During a promotion for the upcoming Elvis film in Brisbane, his arm appeared to shake uncontrollably as he spoke.
“There is no better place in the world to make a motion picture than right here on the Gold Coast,” he said with the microphone shaking in his hand.
Dr. Stuart Fischer, a Yale University graduate, speculated that the clip could reveal Hanks has early signs of Parkinson’s.
“This trembling hand can be an early sign of the disease. One would think he would be on the path to a neurologist’s office now if not already,” Fischer said. “It could be weeks, months or years before it progresses. It could be like with the famous conductor James Levine, it did take many years for a leg tremor to evolve into a bodily manifestation.”