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Frankie and Johnny (1991)

aka Frankie and Johnny

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Details: 118 mins · English · R (USA)


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Sweet romantic movie - both Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer are great actors with makes up for a weak story

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Small Nick
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No_movie_poster Albert Brenner Production Design
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No_movie_poster Carol Winstead Wood Art Direction
No_movie_poster Dante Spinotti Director of Photography
Small Garry Marshall Director
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No_movie_poster Jacqueline Cambas Editor
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No_movie_poster Lynn Stalmaster Casting
No_movie_poster Marvin Hamlisch Original Music Composer
No_movie_poster Rosanna Norton Costume Design
No_movie_poster Terrence McNally Screenplay


Frankie and Johnny is a 1991 American film directed by Garry Marshall, and starring Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer in their first film together since Scarface (1983). Hector Elizondo, Nathan Lane and Kate Nelligan appeared in supporting roles. The original score was composed by Marvin Hamlisch.

The screenplay for Frankie and Johnny was adapted by Terrence McNally from his own off-Broadway play Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (1987), which featured Kenneth Welsh and Kathy Bates. The most notable alteration in the film was the addition of several supporting characters and various locations; in the original play, only the two eponymous characters appeared onstage, and the entire drama took place in one apartment.

The title is a reference to the traditional American popular song 'Frankie and Johnny', first published in 1904, which tells the story of a woman who finds her man making love to another woman and shoots him dead.

Another film of the same name, Frankie and Johnny (1966) starring Elvis Presley and Donna Douglas, takes its name from the song but is in no other way related to this film.

Johnny (Pacino) is a middle-aged man, just released from prison who's looking for a job. He's hired as a short-order cook in a local diner where he meets Frankie, a pretty waitress who is trying to move on with her life after getting out of an abusive relationship. Johnny attempts to win Frankie's heart but quickly realizes it will be quite a challenge in this true-to-life romantic dramedy.

Release Dates:

DVD : 2001-12-04