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The Last Days of Frankie the Fly (1996)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  15 January 1997 (Sweden)
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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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Thug
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Jack
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Sal's Girl
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Miguel
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Race Track Valet
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Waiter
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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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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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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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[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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HEY BABY
Performed by Bruce Channel
Words & Music by Channel and Cobb
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Empathy and virtue triumph again!
30 May 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK so this one was a rather pedestrian quasi-knock-off...and maybe the characters were a touch low key. Yet, oddly I found myself watching this one for a second time. Why? It could be because I have been a Dennis Hopper fan since 'Easy Rider' and I feel like I've been growing up with him ever since. (Our long lost brother Peter Fonda, having only shown up recently,dropped out of sight and missed our formative years.) But I digress. I confess to being a fan of Michael Madsen as well...and I date that awareness back to his horrifically twisted Funky Chicken while slicing and dicing and immolating the cop to the tune "Stuck in the Middle with You" in 'Resevoir Dogs'. Nobody does "watch-out-I'm-crazy" like Michael Madsen! Darryl Hannah was competent but replaceable with any SAG journeyman but is to be commended for the choice of role. Kiefer Sutherland is Kiefer Sutherland...have you noticed ever since 'Freeway' he has a penchant for having his facial parts removed? This film is about Frankie and his contradictory little ways. Frankie the Fly is an empathetic wise guy and the film plays off against these two poles. Oddly, the message is that empathy is strength. Hopper plays him well and we are all rescued in the end. I have always liked movies about the seamier side of human social discourse...the side with pool rooms, gambling addictions, hookers,and guns without permits. ( Is Dennis Hopper the King of the Seamier Side or what? I envision him as a Jedi Knight with a pool cue and a Camel in transition to the Dark Side.) I am drawn to these flirtations with the street life like a moth to flame. If you are to, this movie could be fun for you too.


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