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Frankie and Johnny (1991)

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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Storyline

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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$29,000,000 (estimated)

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$22,773,535 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Al Pacino almost worked with director Garry Marshall the previous year on Pretty Woman. He auditioned for the Edward Lewis role and even read with Julia Roberts before deciding to inexplicably back out. Marshall remembered his audition then and offered him the lead role here. See more »

Goofs

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. See more »

Quotes

Johnny: I know I can't the make the bad go away. You're right, I can't. But when the bad comes again, I am gonna be next to you.
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Featured in Every Act of Life (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

SLANG YO THANG
Written by Robert Tillis and Johnny Martinez
Performed by The Rhythm
Courtesy of WTG Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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where there is life, there is love

Love CAN be scary. Especally if you don't expect it. This movie is very good at describing how love can be. Fate can bring two people together. Believe in it. And how perfect the theme song Clair de Lune is. It's worth a listen. Love can happen....only if you believe in it.


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