Frankie and Johnny

Frankie and Johnny

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Director: Garry Marshall

Cast: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hector Elizondo

     
 

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Michelle Pfeiffer and Al Pacino heat up the screen in director Garry Marshall's film adaptation of Terrence McNally's stage play Frankie and Johnny. Paramount has done a very good job of making sure that this 1.85:1 anamorphic transfer looks crisp and bright. The color schemes show no sign of fading or bleeding and the black levels all look even andSee more details below

Overview

Michelle Pfeiffer and Al Pacino heat up the screen in director Garry Marshall's film adaptation of Terrence McNally's stage play Frankie and Johnny. Paramount has done a very good job of making sure that this 1.85:1 anamorphic transfer looks crisp and bright. The color schemes show no sign of fading or bleeding and the black levels all look even and well-rendered. Overall, this is a very nice-looking picture. The audio is presented in a newly remixed Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack. The track displays a nice feel of richness and clarity with rear channels being utilized mostly during scenes involving music or ambience. Also included on this disc is a Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtrack as well as English subtitles. On par with many Paramount releases, the only extra feature available on this disc is a theatrical trailer for the film.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
An amiable exploration of love and trust, Frankie and Johnny proved that Al Pacino could make it through a role without bluster and that Michelle Pfeiffer could be frumpy. Adapted from Terrence McNally's play by the playwright himself, the film exchanged the original's grittier tone for a more cuddly, sitcom-friendly approach. The result is a story that takes place in the kind of charmingly eccentric New York that was home to When Harry Met Sally, where employers are endearingly cheap rather than nail-bitingly stingy and there is always a gay neighbor to provide witty advice. Thanks to this sort of treatment by McNally and director Garry Marshall (of Pretty Woman fame), you know everything will end up well, as major characters work out their issues and secondary players stand by to provide wacky, well-meaning moral support. Frankie and Johnny is a sweet, agreeable film, and while it has undoubtedly alienated more than a few viewers with its softhearted, talky approach, it remains a safe bet for a couple hours worth of quality entertainment.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/04/2001
UPC:
0097363222248
Original Release:
1991
Rating:
R
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:57:00

Special Features

Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs; Dolby digital: English 5.1 surround; English Dolby surround; English subtitles; Interactive menus; Scene selection; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Al Pacino Johnny
Michelle Pfeiffer Frankie
Hector Elizondo Nick
Nathan Lane Tim
Kate Nelligan Cora
Jane Morris Nedda
Greg Lewis Tino
Al Fann Luther
Ele Keats Artemis
Fernando Lopez Jorge
Glenn Plummer Peter
Tim Hopper Lester
Harvey Miller Mr. Rosen
Sean O'Bryan Bobby
Vallery Baynes Johnny's Daughter
K Callan Frankie's Mother
Lou Evans Eating Man
Laurie Metcalf Actor
Barbara Nabozny Eating Woman
Lynn Stalmaster Actor
Sophie Von Haselberg Party Children
Goldie McLaughlin Waitress Helen
Phil Leeds Mr. DeLeon
Marvin Braveman Officer Joe
Calvin Jung Officer Lee
Frank Campanella Retired Customer
Julie Paris Pregnant Customer
Allan Kent Racetrack Customer
Bud Markowitz Juggler Customer
Elizabeth Kerr Senior Citizen Customer
Marty Nadler Rude Customer
Jeff Michalski Seizure Customer
Diane Frazen Whispering Customer Marge
Hyman Fishman Cora's customer
Ronny Hallin Biker Customer
Harvey Keenan Salesman Customer
Pricilla Phillips Snooty Customer
Joy Rosenthal Snooty Customer
Robert Brunner Accident Driver
Mark Scarola Garment Worker
Karin Calabro Dental Technician
Flora Berniker Flora
Steve Restivo Night Cook
Nick Gambella Night Busboy
Hope Alexander-Willis Night Waitress
Barbara Mealy Night Waitress
Barbara London Night Waitress
Al Sapienza Peter's Roommate
Diana Kent Nick's Wife
Tracy Reiner Attorney at Party
Eugenia Bravos Grandma
Gena Bravos Greek Dancer
Shirley Kirks Greek Dancer
Joli Lallo Jorge's Girlfriend
Ira Glick Mutzie Calish
Shannon Wilcox Christine the Hooker
Dey Young Johnny's Ex-Wife
Paul Tinder New Husband
Barbara Marshall Helen's Nurse
Scott A. Marshall Sidewalk Preacher
Karen Case Cook Megaphone Lady
Shawn McLean Penny Pitcher
John Goldman Parking Lot Owner
Ashley Baynes Johnny's Daughter
Paul Allison Johnny's Son
Richard Allison Johnny's Son
Blanche Bronte Flower Vendor
Lorna Thayer Flower Vendor
Mychael Bates Flower Driver
Terri Sigrist Bowling Twin
Lori Sigrist Bowling Twin
Zachary Weintraub Handsome Bowler
Laurie Quinn Pretty Girl Bowler
Gordon Belson Marlon the Disc Jockey
Shane Ross Sexy Neighbor
Richard Gillis Sexy Neighbor
Robert Ball Haircombing Neighbor
Frank Buxton Minister
DeDee Pfeiffer Frankie's Cousin
Marc Raducci Cousin's Husband
Bill Applebaum Baby's Godfather
Keith Martell Party Child
Bettiann Fishman Aunt Bette
Lori Marshall Party Guest
Krista H. Davis Bus Rider
Kelly McCray Bus Rider
Blair Richwood Bus Rider
Lucinda Crosby Abused Neighbor

Technical Credits
Garry Marshall Director,Producer
Nick Abdo Executive Producer
Lou Barlia Camera Operator
Albert Brenner Production Designer
Jacqueline Cambas Editor
Battle Davis Editor
Kathleen Dolan Set Decoration/Design
Harold L. Fuhrman Set Decoration/Design
Marvin Hamlisch Score Composer
Kathe Klopp Set Decoration/Design
Terrence McNally Screenwriter
Charles B. Mulvehill Executive Producer
Rosanna Norton Costumes/Costume Designer
Alex Rose Executive Producer
G. Marq Roswell Musical Direction/Supervision
Dante Spinotti Cinematographer
Lynn Stalmaster Casting
Keith A. Wester Musical Direction/Supervision
Carol Wood Art Director

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selection
1. Altoona [:19]
2. A Second Chance [6:51]
3. Dinner and A Movie [:22]
4. The New Guy [4:40]
5. Living Alone [2:51]
6. Empathy [2:50]
7. Pursuing Frankie [4:45]
8. A Gentleman Caller [6:19]
9. Peter's Going Away Party [1:26]
10. Flower Mart [7:56]
11. Getting Together [:02]
12. Bowling Alley [5:40]
13. Changing Shifts [2:03]
14. Love Blossoms [4:56]
15. Making the Connection [2:59]
16. Frankie Reveals Her Past [2:51]
17. Clair de Lune [5:11]

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