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Frankie and Johnny (1991)

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

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Mr. Rosen
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Goldie McLaughlin ...
Waitress Helen
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Johnny on his release from his jail joins the restaurant where Frankie works. Johnny discovered his talent for cooking when in jail. Love at first sight bites Johnny on seeing Frankie. He makes direct attempts to get her heart. But deep a wound in Frankie's heart would not let her give her heart to Johnny. Johnny's divorced wife and kids have moved to a new world of a different person. Frankie opens up her tragic story and Johnny promises to be with her in difficult times. Written by Thejus Joseph Jose

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You never choose love. Love chooses you.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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11 October 1991 (USA)  »

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$22,773,535 (USA)
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Trivia

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Goofs

When Bobby, Tim and Frankie are together in Frankie's apartment for the first time in the film, Frankie and Tim are talking in her kitchen area. Stuck to the lower edge of a cabinet is a newspaper comic strip with a take-out menu tacked below it. The menu switches to a bumper-sticker between shots. See more »

Quotes

Cora: Tino! Who do ya gotta fuck to get a waffle here?
[Tino points at himself, Cora looks at a customer]
Cora: Forget the waffle!
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References Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

FRANKIE AND JOHNNY (A MAN AND A WOMAN)
Performed and Written by Terence Trent D'Arby
Terence Trent D'Arby performs courtesy of Sony Music (U.K.)
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Pacino and Pfeiffer ignite the screen again...
7 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After their brief encounter in SCARFACE, Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer were reunited for FRANKIE AND JOHNNY, a charming romantic comedy about an ex-con hired to work at a restaurant where he falls in love with one of the waitresses there. I absolutely love this move...Pacino has rarely been more sexy and appealing on screen and no matter how much they tried to make her look like a Plain Jane, Michelle Pfeiffer is just beautiful and also gives a very affecting performance as the repressed Frankie, afraid to release the love she has to give due to a troubled romantic past. Pacino and Pfeiffer make the most of a clever script, buoyed by Garry Marshall's sure-footed direction and solid comic support from Nathan Lane, Kate Nelligan (hysterically funny as another waitress at the restaurant) and Marshall's good luck charm, Hector Elizondo, as the restaurant owner. A warm romantic comedy with an unexpectedly quiet denouement.


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