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The Rat Pack (1998)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Drama  |  22 August 1998 (USA)
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A look at the famous "Rat Pack" of the '60s, and how their glamorous alliances and carefree sophistication created a mythical lifestyle.

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In the 1950's and 1960's Frank Sinatra was the head of the infamous "Rat Pack". He, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop worked and played together. This film dramatizes their volatile relationships with each other and the Kennedys, Marilyn Monroe, mobster Sam Giancano, Judith Cambell and the FBI. Sinatra helps John Kennedy get elected in 1960 with a little help from Giancano. Lawford, married to a Kennedy, is an unhappy go-between. Davis is fighting racism and insecurity. Cambell is sleeping with both Giancano and JFK who is also sleeping with Monroe. Written by Jim Sadur <jsadur@keyflux.com>

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Rated R for sexuality and strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The scene in which the Rat Pack perform "High Hopes" was the first scene filmed. See more »

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On election night, Frank Sinatra is talking on a phone. The receiver is clearly connected to the phone wire with an RJ-11 jack. That kind of connection is common now but did not exist in 1960. See more »

Quotes

Joey Bishop: Hey, did we kill tonight or what?
[Dean does not reply]
Joey Bishop: We killed tonight. I haven't laughed like that...
Dean Martin: ...since I played a little club in Poughkeepse back in 1944.
Joey Bishop: What're you saying, we weren't funny tonight?
Dean Martin: What I'm saying is erm... watch this.
[to two women]
Dean Martin: Scuse me ladies
[he babbles, and they laugh]
Joey Bishop: Yeah, so?
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References Ocean's 11 (1960) See more »

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One for My Baby and One More for the Road
Written by Johnny Mercer en Harold Arlen
Performed by Michael Dees
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Fascinating look at the Sixties.
2 January 1999 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Most of us of a certain age will remember the events in this movie as newspaper headlines. I have no idea how much fictionalisation there is but the film does capture the mood of the time and the sleazy blend of Las Vegas show business, gangsterism and American politics. There is no attempt to get look alikes for the main roles but their personalities are suggested rather cleverly. In the smaller roles I thought Dan O'Herlihy was a standout as the evil, conniving Joe Kennedy. The musical numbers are well integrated into the plot and nicely done.


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