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Frankie and Johnny (1991)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  11 October 1991 (USA)
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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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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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$22,773,535 (USA)
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This movie was the first produced screenplay in about fifteen years for playwright Terrence McNally his last having being The Ritz (1976). Both were based on his own play as would be Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997) around six years after Frankie and Johnny (1991). See more »

Goofs

When Johnny surprises Frankie during league night at the bowling alley, he brings a handball to attempt a two-pin split pickup (long shot). When the ball bounces softly off the ten pin (close-up shot), there are three pins set up. See more »

Quotes

Johnny: So, how about you? Do you ever want to kill yourself sometimes?
Frankie: Yeah, everybody wants to kill themselves sometime.
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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES
Written by Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins
Performed by The Doobie Brothers
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By arrangement of Warner Special Products
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real love in the real world
21 May 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best romantic movies I have ever seen. It is not one of those movies that shows love in a fantasy world where there are no rules, this is real love in the real world. Michelle Pfeiffer gives one of her best performances on screen. this movie is not only about a cook who falls for a waitress, but it is about the fears and hesitations we all have in starting a new life. The director did a great job in setting the right environment for the movie, which gave it a real realistic touch. Al Pacino gave a good performance, but Michelle Pfeiffer was perfection. There is a line in the movie that says it all , when Pfeiffer and Al Pacino are in the same room, he says : "everything I want is in this room". Don't miss seeing real love in the real world. Don't miss seeing "Frankie and Johnny".


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