Purportedly true story of the affair between singer Phyllis McGuire, and Mafia boss Sam Giancana, famous for his alleged connections to John F Kennedy and Frank Sinatra.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Phyllis McGuire
Butch Blasi
Tony Accardo
Louis Del Grande ...
Chuckie English
Deborah Duchene ...
Christine McGuire (as Deborah Duchêne)
Dorothy McGuire (as Larissa Lapchinski)
Christopher Barry ...
Richard Blackburn ...
Police captain
Amanda Blitz ...
Annette Giancana
Renessa Blitz ...
Francine Giancana
Kelly Bodanis ...
Valerie Boyce ...
Bob Clout ...
Mr. McGuire
Vince Inserra


Purportedly true story of the affair between singer Phyllis McGuire, and Mafia boss Sam Giancana, famous for his alleged connections to John F Kennedy and Frank Sinatra. Written by Duncan Shine <Shine@Telecall.Co.Uk>

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »




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25 November 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Pate und das Showgirl  »

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Originally aired on HBO. See more »


When Sam and Phyllis drive to Palm Springs, a wide shot as they head across the desert shows that the driver side taillight is out. When the arrive at the motel, both taillights are working. See more »


Just One of Those Things
Written by Cole Porter
Produced and Arranged by Sidney James
Courtesy of Warner/Chappell Music
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Good fact-based film
10 September 2006 | by (Dublin, California) – See all my reviews

The real Sam Giancana was short, bald, old, and ugly. In my idealistic 20s I couldn't understand what Phyllis McGuire saw in him. If he had looked more like John Turturro, it would have made sense. Now, in my cynical 70s, I can see it was the butterscotch Cadillac convertible and probably a few other baubles, plus the seductive allure of being the mob boss's girl. Why didn't they use recordings of the real McGuire Sisters? They were pretty good singers, much better than whoever dubbed the songs in this movie. Still, the film is interesting because all these details didn't come out until long after the trio's stardom had faded.

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