Frankie and Johnny

Plot

Johnny has just been released from prison, and gets a job in a cafe beside waitress Frankie. Frankie is a bit of a loner, but Johnny is determined their romance will blossom.

Release Year: 1991

Rating: 6.5/10 (13,125 voted)

Director:
Garry Marshall

Stars: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hector Elizondo

Storyline
Johnny has just been released from prison, and gets a job in a cafe beside waitress Frankie. Frankie is a bit of a loner, but Johnny is determined their romance will blossom.

Writers: Terrence McNally, Terrence McNally

Cast:

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 López

Jorge


Glenn Plummer

Peter


Tim Hopper

Lester


Harvey Miller

Mr. Rosen


Sean O'Bryan

Bobby


Goldie McLaughlin

Waitress Helen

Taglines:
You never choose love. Love chooses you.

Release Date: 11 October 1991

Filming Locations: California, USA

Gross: $22,773,535
(USA)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

The football team on the poster behind Nick when Johnny enters the restaurant for the first time is PAOK from Thessaloniki, Greece, with a double-headed eagle as its emblem.

Goofs:

Continuity:
When Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer come home after their first date. They begin to make the bed. Al Pacino starts to take his jacket off. When he jumps on the bed to bite her butt, his jacket is completely on, and he must take it off again.

Quotes:

Tim:
[after repeated phone calls from Johnny]
Excuse me, Johnny, I've got to hang up. We're expecting a call from you any minute



User Review

Do you believe?

Rating:

The first time I saw this movie, I fell in love. The second time around, I
was already in love, watching it with my love who also fell in love and now
we're all in love. All because of this movie.

Set in New York, the movie deals with loneliness, different ways of coping
or letting go, it deals with love, the yearning for it and also the fear of
it, this magical feeling you almost don't dare hope for. The simple but
genuine approach to these important themes makes the story stand out and
makes you want to believe, because deep inside you already
do.

You can tell the movie is based on a play, primarily because of the special
atmosphere created by the careful progression of the story, scene by scene,
not to mention the wonderful and individual characters we get acquainted
with. Both Michelle Pfeiffer and Al Pacino make outstanding performances and
the on screen chemistry between the two is perfect.

This is an absolute must see for all you dreamers out there, and if you ever
come across the play, you probably should check that out as well. Remember,
the elephant must face the window and a VCR will never be a substitute for
love. Sit down with this movie, and I promise you, from the first shot of
the Greyhound accompanied by Terence Trent D'Arby's wonderful title track,
you'll never want it to end.