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
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They never let business get in the way of having fun.
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Did You Know?
only had a couple of weeks to prepare for the role of Sammy Davis Jr.
. He learned to sing, tap dance, play drums, play trumpet and twirl six-shooter pistols like Davis did. He took tap dance lessons from Savion Glover
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In the scene where Sinatra goes crazy upon learning that JFK will not be staying at his house, he begins pounding on a plaque which says "John F. Kennedy slept here November 6th and 7th 1960" JFK did not become president until January of 1961 yet we've already seen him in the White House and being referred to as Mr. President. Sinatra was even talking about building bungalows for the Secret Service which would not have been protecting him at that time. In reality JFK's visit to Sinatra's house was set for 1963 not 1960. See more
How tall are you, Peter?
About six foot one.
Don't cut yourself off at the knees.
References The Young Lions
I've Got You Under My Skin
Written by Cole Porter
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