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Frankie & Johnny R

You never choose love. Love chooses you.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 57 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 10, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1991
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 29


User Ratings: 21,596
Rating: A- -- An adult vision of two complicated people converging, finding an ointment but not a cure for the ways in which they have been hurt. Full Review
Nick's Flick Picks
Aug 6, 2006
Rating: 3/5 -- watchable
Shadows on the Wall
Feb 7, 2005
Rating: B+ -- The movie is mature enough to understand that love, contrary to our starry-eyed fantasies, often demands a spark of will - that at some point you have to leave your cloister behind and say that, yes, this is the person I'm going to take a chance on. Full Review
Entertainment Weekly
Sep 7, 2011
...In it's celebration of cautious optimism, FRANKIE AND JOHNNY becomes the perfect love story for these troubled times...
Rolling Stone
Oct 31, 1991
Rating: 3/4 -- The two A-List actors are definitely on their A game here, erasing most notions of miscasting through the passion of performance. Full Review
Mar 5, 2005
...Cute and clever....[Pfeiffer's] realistic yet gently comic performance is a study in empathy and grace....Al Pacino is something else again...
Los Angeles Times
Oct 11, 1991
Rating: 8/10 -- An absolutely delightful and tender romantic comedy. Succeeds so well because of the great, very real performances by the two leads and writer Terrence McNally's smart, often hilarious dialogue.
Jul 5, 2007

Product Description:

In this adaptation of Terrence McNally's play, Johnny (Al Pacino), an ex-con turned short order cook, woos Frankie (Michelle Pfeiffer), a reluctant plain jane waitress. Set in a dingy Manhattan diner, the story revolves around Johnny's eager, won't-stop-at-anything attempt to draw the embittered, recalcitrant Frankie out of her shell. As the two loners inch closer to love, we learn about their past: how Johnny landed in prison and what soured Frankie on men and relationships.

Plot Synopsis:

Two down-on-their-luck New Yorkers meet over the short-order counter at a Greek cafe in Manhattan. She's a waitress with a painful past, too hurt to fall in love again; he's a divorced ex-con with a talent for cooking and a big heart, looking for a second chance, pursuing her.


Production Notes:

  • Color by Technicolor; shot in Panavision on location in New York City and Raleigh Studios, Hollywood, California.
  • The play that inspired "Frankie & Johnny" opened on October 27, 1987 at the Manhattan Theatre Club and was transferred to the Westside Arts Theatre in early December that year. "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" won the Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Award for Best Play and was nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award. The roles of Frankie and Johnny were originally played by Kathy Bates and F. Murray Abraham, two performers who were considerably less photogenic than the film's glamorous stars. This was a point made by several critics who refused to believe that any woman who looked like Michelle Pfeiffer could have gone years without a date.
  • Additional cast: Jane Morris (Nedda), Greg Lewis (Tino), Al Fann (Luther), Fernando Lopez (Jorge), Tim Hopper (Lester), Harvey Miller (Mr. Rosen), Sean O'Bryan (Bobby), and Lucinda Crosby (Abused Neighbor).
  • Additional credits: Jim Harrison (supervising music editor), Cinema Research Corporation (opticals), and R/Greenberg and Associates (main and end title design).
  • Copyright 1991 Paramount Pictures Corporation.

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Frankie & Johnny- A Warm Romantic Comedy! Movie Lover: from BRONX, NY US -- February, 3, 2018

If you love romantic comedies, Frankie & Johnny is right up your alley! In fact, this film might rank up as one of the best in the genre! Directed by Garry Marshall(brother of Penny) Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer have dynamic chemistry as two folks looking for love in the wrong places! This movie will make you laugh as well as cry hoping that Al and Michelle hook up! I will not tell you the rest of the plot but I know you will enjoy it very much! The supporting cast adds to the fun of a well crafted movie that does not gets the recognition that it deserves! The film's soundtrack is top notch as well leaving you wanting for more!

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  • UPC: 032429284938
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