Frankie and Johnny Movie Review 1991

Information and Film Reviews for Frankie and Johnny the Movie

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Ex-con gets a job as a short-order cook and falls for a world-weary waitress. She doesn't believe in romance, but finally gives into his pleas for a chance and finds out he may not be such a bad guy after all. Nothing can make Pfeiffer dowdy enough for this role, but she and Pacino are charming together. In a change of pace role, Nelligan has fun as a fellow waitress who loves men. Based on the play "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" by McNally who also wrote the screenplay.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 117 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Comedy, War Between the Sexes, Adapted from a Play, Diner, Waiters & Waitresses, New York, New York, Ex-Cons
Terrance McNally
Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hector Elizondo, Nathan Lane, Kate Nelligan, Jane Morris, Greg Lewis, Al Fann, K. Callan, Phil Leeds, Tracy Reiner, Dey Young
Dante Spinotti
Garry Marshall
Marvin Hamlisch
Garry Marshall, Paramount Pictures


British Acad. 1991: Support. Actress (Nelligan); Natl. Bd. of Review 1991: Support. Actress (Nelligan).

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