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The Last Days of Frankie the Fly (1996)

Small-time hood Frankie the Fly teams with a porn filmmaker and porno actress to try to make a killing by running a high-risk scam of the big boss.

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Sal
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Vic
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Thug
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Jack
Karen Roe ...
Sal's Girl
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Miguel
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Race Track Valet
Jon Ross ...
Waiter
Vanessa Ann Giorgio ...
Bathroom Girl (as Vanessa Giorgio)
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Porno Actor (as David Shark)
Jana Robbins ...
Nurse
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Race Track Man (as Nick Mele)
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Storyline

Frankie is an unrespected little man, who works for mob bosses Sal and Vic. He meets Margaret, who is an ex-porn actress and plans to become a serious one, falls in love with her and tries to save her from Sal's influence. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong language, sexuality, and some violence and drug use | See all certifications »
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15 January 1997 (Sweden)  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Frankie is on the phone with Joey in his bedroom, there is a hardcover book on the bed --- Mario Puzo's "The Godfather". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Frankie: Hey Vic, what you doing here? That's my stop.
Vic: It's OK Fly, we took care of it.
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Connections

Edited into Ticker (2001) See more »

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SEARCHIN'
Performed by The Coasters
Words & Music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
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Hopper as the good guy?
11 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

Casually violent "crime comedy" about a verbally abused small-time "errand man" who decides he can't take it anymore, and plots an elaborate revenge against his boss, a sadistic gangster. Michael Madsen does what he does best (looking cool and being baaaaad) and Kiefer Sutherland is amusing as a desperate porn director, but Dennis Hopper is fatally miscast as the criminal with a heart of gold: hey, casting director, Hopper never begs for respect - he demands it, and makes life miserable for anyone who doesn't play along. The film is not without its moments, but the story (low-lifes looking to "get out" and "start over") is one big cliche from start to finish. (**)


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