An extensive biopic of one of the most famous entertainers of the 20th century - Frank Sinatra. The only thing that could engage the public more than his songs and films was his sometimes controversial private life.
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The life story of legendary singer and actor, Frank Sinatra.

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An extensive biopic of one of the most famous entertainers of the 20th century - Frank Sinatra. The only thing that could engage the public more than his songs and films was his sometimes controversial private life.

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8 November 1992 (USA)  »

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Frank Sinatra - Der Weg an die Spitze  »

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Trivia

Tina Sinatra offered Ray Liotta the role of Frank Sinatra but he turned it down. Liotta later played Sinatra in The Rat Pack (1998). See more »

Goofs

During a gathering at Frank Sinatra's parents' house, the gathering starts singing happy birthday for Frank, while Frank's father is listening to a radio broadcast about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. Frank Sinatra's actual birthday is December 12th. See more »

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Street of Dreams
Music by Victor Young
Lyrics by Sam Lewis
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a top biopic
20 May 2009 | by (Seattle, WA, United States) – See all my reviews

I watched the two-video VHS packet of this, the past two nights, not knowing what to expect, and was amazed at the depth of the portrayal. I've been a low-level fan of Sinatra's ever since the screaming bobby-soxer days, and while I've never read a formal biog, the ins and outs of his career could hardly escape any observant song-lover. So I knew something of his rough spots, and was amazed by how well this film covers the complexity and nuances of Sinatra's persona.

Although the stress seems heavy on his ego, I've not much doubt it was accurate. The guy, in truth, lived a most amazing life; and I felt the honesty of the portrayal to be one of the best, for any biopic I've ever seen. It's to his family's credit that they permitted such honesty.

Casnoff not only did a superb job of the character, but he even looks amazingly like a young Sinatra. It's hard to rate the other performers on that level, but they at least are quite believable. Particularly for the two major women in his life, Nancy and Ava.


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