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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Terrence McNally (play)
Terrence McNally (screenplay)
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Release Date:
11 October 1991 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
You never choose love. Love chooses you.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 5 wins See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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

Phil Leeds ... Mr. DeLeon
Marvin Braverman ... 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 Kirkes ... Greek Dancer (as Shirley Kirks)
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 Marshall ... Sidewalk Preacher (as Scott A. Marshall)
Karen Case Cook ... Megaphone Lady
Shawn Frank McLean ... Penny Pitcher
John Goldman ... Parking Lot Owner
Ashley Baynes ... Johnny's Daughter
Valery 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
Lucinda Crosby ... The Abused Neighbor
Shane Ross ... Sexy Neighbor
Richard Gillis ... Sexy Neighbor
Robert Ball ... Haircombing Neighbor
Lou Evans ... Eating Couple
Barbara Nabozny ... Eating Couple

K Callan ... Frankie's Mother
Frank Buxton ... Minister

Dedee Pfeiffer ... Frankie's Cousin (as De Dee Pfeiffer)

Marc Raducci ... Cousin's Husband
Bill Applebaum ... Baby's Godfather
Keith Martell ... Party Child

Sophie von Haselberg ... Party Child
Bettiann Fishman ... Aunt Bette
Lori Marshall ... Party Guest
Krista H. Davis ... Bus Rider
Kelly McCray ... Bus Rider
Blair Richwood ... Bus Rider
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Richard Bernard ... Greek Band Leader (uncredited)

Jonathan Coder ... Bus Rider (uncredited)

Richard D'Alessandro ... Lou (uncredited)
Nick Pernice ... Stranger Who Knocks Into Groceries (uncredited)

Gary Rodriguez ... Diner Patron (uncredited)
Dante Spinotti ... Man on Bus (uncredited)
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Directed by
Garry Marshall 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Terrence McNally (play "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune")

Terrence McNally (screenplay)

Produced by
Nick Abdo .... co-producer
Michael Lloyd .... executive producer
Garry Marshall .... producer
Charles Mulvehill .... executive producer
Alexandra Rose .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Marvin Hamlisch 
 
Cinematography by
Dante Spinotti 
 
Film Editing by
Jacqueline Cambas 
Battle Davis 
 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
 
Production Design by
Albert Brenner 
 
Art Direction by
Carol Winstead Wood  (as Carol W. Wood)
 
Set Decoration by
Kathe Klopp 
 
Costume Design by
Rosanna Norton 
 
Makeup Department
Sheryl Berkoff .... makeup artist: Mr. Pacino
Alan D'Angerio .... hair stylist: Ms. Pfeiffer
Nadia DiPaulo .... makeup artist
Naomi Donne .... makeup artist: Ms. Pfeiffer (as Naomi Beth Dunne)
Bernadette Mazur .... makeup artist: Ms. Pfeiffer, New York
Nadege Schoenfeld .... body makeup artist (as Nadege F. Schoenfeld)
Peggy Semtob .... hair stylist: Mr. Pacino (as Peggy P. Semtob)
Julia L. Walker .... assistant hair stylist
 
Production Management
Patricia Churchill .... unit production manager
Celia D. Costas .... production manager: New York (as Celia Costas)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nick Abdo .... second unit director
Tony Adler .... second assistant director: New York
Nandi Bowe .... second assistant director: second unit
Nandi Bowe .... second second assistant director
Dan Coffie .... dga trainee (as Daniel G. Coffie)
Susan E. Fiore .... second second assistant director: New York
Bettiann Fishman .... first assistant director: New York
Bettiann Fishman .... second assistant director
Rebecca Saionz .... DGA trainee: New York
Ellen H. Schwartz .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Mychael Bates .... assistant property master
Gary A. Brewer .... lead person
William D. Derham .... assistant property master
Kathleen Dolan .... set decorator: New York
Wayne Fisher .... prop person
Harold Fuhrman .... set designer (as Harold L. Fuhrman)
Dwayne Grady .... prop person (as Dwayne D. Grady)
Steve A. Hagberg .... construction coordinator
Larry Haney .... prop person
Leon Harris .... senior illustrator
Barbara A. Kastner .... assistant property master: New York (as Barbara Kastner)
Randlett King Lawrence .... construction foreperson
Tom McDermott .... set dresser: New York
Ann Miller .... property master: New York
John Ryan .... prop person
Tom Shaw Jr. .... property master
D.A. Zingelewicz .... production painter
Richard Bryan Douglas .... carpenter (uncredited)
John Kasarda .... art director: New York (uncredited)
Paul Stanwyck .... head painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Andre Bacha .... dialogue editor
Bob Baron .... adr mixer
Neil Burrow .... sound editor
Larry Carow .... sound editor
John 'Pee Wee' Carter .... sound mixer: second unit (as John Carter III)
Lucy Coldsnow-Smith .... dialogue editor (as Lucy Coldsnow)
John M. Colwell .... sound editor (as John Colwell)
Greg Curda .... foley mixer
David DeGeus .... assistant sound editor (as Dave DeGeus)
Don Digirolamo .... sound re-recording mixer
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
David Lee Fein .... foley artist
Mark C. Grech .... utility sound technician
Devon Heffley Curry .... adr editor (as Devon Curry)
Samuel F. Kaufman .... sound recordist
Andrea Lakin .... sound recordist
Joseph A. Mayer .... supervising adr editor (as Joe Mayer)
Michael Mirkovich .... assistant sound editor (as Mike Mirkovich)
Alan Robert Murray .... supervising sound editor
Andy Nelson .... sound re-recording mixer
Kim Nolan .... assistant sound editor
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer (as Tom O'Connell)
Steve Pederson .... sound re-recording mixer
James Sabat .... sound mixer: New York
Louis Sabat .... boom operator: New York
Greg Salmon .... boom operator: second unit
Timothy P. Salmon .... boom operator
Steve F.B. Smith .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Karen Spangenberg .... supervising dialogue editor
Keith A. Wester .... sound mixer
Karen G. Wilson .... dialogue editor (as Karen Wilson)
Marshall Winn .... sound editor
Butch Wolf .... foley editor
Samuel C. Crutcher .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Danny Lester .... special effects foreperson (as Dan Lester)
Thomas R. Ward .... special effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Brian Smyj .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Amorelli .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Michael J. Amorelli)
Paul Amorelli .... set lighting electrician
Lou Barlia .... camera operator (as Louis Barlia)
Andrew Cooper .... still photographer
James D. Doherty .... grip
Albert Eismount .... set lighting electrician
Ken Fisher .... panaglide assistant
Albert Fitch .... head rigging electrician
Dennis Gamiello .... first company grip: New York
Lloyd Gowdy .... set lighting electrician
Brad M. Hazen .... set lighting electrician (as Brad Hazen)
Albert Hood .... set lighting electrician
James Thomas Jarrell .... set lighting electrician
Jeffrey Laszlo .... second camera operator
John Lowry .... rigging grip: New York
Gary Muller .... first assistant camera: New York
John Nash .... grip
Terence Nightingall .... first assistant cinematographer: second unit
Peter Norman .... camera operator: New York
Andrew Priestley .... second assistant camera: New York (as Andrew Priestly)
Ray Quinlan .... chief lighting technician: New York
Michael Raspa .... second assistant cinematographer
Richard Redlin .... second company grip
Scott M. Robinson .... first company grip
Richard Sands .... chief lighting technician: second unit (as Rick Sands)
George R. Schrader .... dolly grip
Michael J. Selph .... film loader
Bill Silic .... chief lighting technician (as William M. Silic)
George Silic .... set lighting electrician (as George G. Silic)
Donald E. Thorin Jr. .... first assistant camera (as Donald Thorin Jr.)
Francis X. Valdez III .... assistant chief lighting technician
Bryan Yaconelli .... second assistant camera: second unit
Steve Yaconelli .... director of photography: second unit
Elizabeth Ziegler .... panaglide operator (as Liz Ziegler)
Jenna Abrahamson-Minardi .... lighting technician (uncredited)
David Canestro .... rigging key grip (uncredited)
Jack Coffen .... gaffer: rigging (uncredited)
Kenneth Estes .... video playback operator (uncredited)
Chris Hammond .... electrician (uncredited)
Simon Jayes .... crane operator: Technocrane (uncredited)
Michael A. McFadden .... grip (uncredited)
Carl A. Vidnic .... lighting technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sandy Holt .... voice casting
Mimi Maynard .... voice casting
Michael Orloff .... casting associate
Mariann H.W. Lee .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elinor Bardach .... key costumer (as Elinor C. Bardach)
Juliann M. Smith .... costumer
Mary Elizabeth Still .... costume supervisor
Rhona Meyers .... set costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Brian L. Chambers .... associate film editor
Richard Currie .... apprentice film editor
Phil Downey .... color timer
Tony Kadell .... assistant film editor
Nina Kawasaki .... apprentice film editor
Laura Krumholz .... apprentice film editor
David Landau .... post-production assistant
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Richard Bernard .... soloist: bouzouki
Bob Bornstein .... music preparation
Joseph S. DeBeasi .... music editor
Xavier Du Bois .... music coordinator
Carl Fortina .... orchestra contractor
Marvin Hamlisch .... conductor
Jim Harrison .... supervising music editor
G. Marq Roswell .... music supervisor (as G. Mark Roswell)
Dan Wallin .... score mixer
Torrie Zito .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Tom Briggs .... transportation captain
Joseph Fanning .... transportation captain: New York (as Joe Fanning)
Tom F. Thomas .... transportation coordinator (as Tom Thomas)
Richard Curry .... driver: Ms. Pfeiffer (uncredited)
Bobby Marsh .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Adell Aldrich .... script supervisor
Steven Baruch .... stage producer: "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune"
Suzette Boyd .... assistant: Mr. Mulvehill and Mr. Abdo
Gena Bravos .... production assistant: second unit
Diane Burstein .... production assistant
Caryn E. Campbell .... production assistant
Pat Chapman .... production office coordinator (as Patricia S. Chapman)
Robin Citrin .... location manager
Frederic B. Clark IV .... production assistant: New York
Krista H. Davis .... secretary to Mr. Marshall
Ron Eisenman .... first aid
Richard Ericson .... dialect coach: Ms. Pfeiffer
Jane Nerlinger Evans .... production office coordinator: New York
Marisa Forzano .... assistant: Mr. Pacino
Richard Frankel .... stage producer: "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune"
Diane Frazen .... executive assistant: Mr. Marshall
Connie Fredricks .... production assistant
Judy Hallin .... assistant production coordinator (as Judy L. Hallin)
Wendy S. Hallin .... production assistant
Jody Hummer .... assistant location manager
Patti Lewis .... production assistant
Maria Marini .... assistant auditor: New York
Paula Mindyas .... assistant: Ms. Pfeiffer
Anne M. Mirch .... production assistant
Christo Morse .... production assistant: New York
Donald Murphy .... production assistant: New York
Irina Naydichev .... assistant production accountant
Jono Oliver .... production assistant (as Jono)
Marco A. Orozco .... production assistant (as Marco Orozco)
Tim L. Pearson .... assistant production auditor
Eileen Peterson .... unit publicist
Marlon Pollick .... assistant to cast
Perry M. Rein .... assistant to cast
Susan Rossi .... production assistant: New York
Aaron Sadovsky .... production assistant: New York
Annette Sahakian Davis .... assistant: Mr. Pacino
Peter H. Saisselin .... assistant production auditor
Margaret Stevens .... assistant: Ms. Rose
Sybil .... mismatches
Susan Towner .... production auditor
Thomas Viertel .... stage producer: "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune"
Matthew T. Weiner .... production assistant: New York (as Matt Weiner)
Zachary Weintraub .... production assistant
Paul Zulkowitz .... location manager: New York
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Billy A. Fox .... location scout (uncredited)
Tim Judge .... assistant (uncredited)
Robert Malina .... assistant to director (uncredited)
Reid Rosefelt .... unit publicist: New York (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Barbara Marshall .... special thanks (as Barbara Sue Wells)
Laurie Metcalf .... special thanks
 
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Also Known As:
"Frankie & Johnny" - USA (poster title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language and sensuality
Runtime:
118 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
Frankie agrees to open her robe for 15 seconds so that Johnny can look at her nude. She actually does it for over 40 seconds.See more »
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.See more »
Quotes:
Johnny:[Waiting for Frankie] I have a cousin who's gay, by the way.
Tim:Oh, most people do.
Frankie:Ready!
Johnny:He's a really great guy.
Tim:I'm sure.
Johnny:He just found out he was gay a couple of months ago.
Tim:Well, I'll look him up in the directory. Under the new entries.
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Movie Connections:
References Scarface (1983)See more »
Soundtrack:
WHAT A FOOL BELIEVESSee more »

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32 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Overlooked., 10 December 1998
Author: Peach-2 from Netherlands

This film has been overlooked by everyone I know and to me it was one of the best movies of 1991. I didn't think the chemistry between Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer would be any good, but their on-screen romance was very enchanting. Garry Marshall did a great job directing this movie and Terrence McNally translated his play to screen beautifully. All the characters in this movie could have had a film of their own. My favorite character is Nathan Lane's portrayal of the gay neighbor. Lane is very funny and I love the way his character encourages Pfeiffer's character to fall in love. Falling in love can be dangerous, exciting, scary and blissful all in one night. This movie captures love in a way that made me feel really good.

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