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The Rat Pack (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  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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They never let business get in the way of having fun. See more »

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

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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 »

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Frank Sinatra: If power doesn't mean that you have the opportunity to work with the people that you love , then you haven't really got any.
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References Ocean's Eleven (1960) See more »

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Candy's Song
Written by Jay Roewe and Rob Cohen (as 'Cat' Cohen)
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The Rat Pack
1 June 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

Liotta is the only weak link to this decent about the the elite group of entertainers who lived a life of luxury and prestige. Cheadle, Mantegna are impressive as Davis and Dino, but it's especially MacFayden as outsdier Peter Lawford who adds dimension to the piece. The story is a bit unbelievable, but then again, these guys weren't exactly angels. Cheadle won a Golden Globe.


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