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In the 1950s and 1960s 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 Giancana, Judith Campbell Exner and the FBI. Sinatra helps John F. Kennedy get elected in 1960 with a little help from Giancana. Lawford, married to a Kennedy, is an unhappy go-between. Davis is fighting racism and insecurity. Campbell is sleeping with both Giancana 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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Drama | Musical

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

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22 August 1998 (USA)  »

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El clan Sinatra  »

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Don Cheadle ironically appears in the Ocean's Eleven remake in 2001 uncredited. See more »

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In the "Ocean's 11" filming scene, "Sinatra" can be seen wearing a two-button gray jacket. In reality, the original jacket was a three-button and was given by Frank to his son Frank, Jr., after the filming. 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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I'm Gonna Live Till I Die
Written by Walter Kent, Mann Curtis (as Manny Kurtz) and Al Hoffman
Performed by Michael Dees
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Good Film, Bad Casting
23 November 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The story is good and certainly made me think about maybe why and by whom John and Bobby Kennedy as well as Marilyn Monroe were killed! But that's a side point. Not a bad film but the casting director needs to be shot! Don Cheadle, as Sammy Davis is probably the most convincing and I am sure it was no easy task to capture the highly talented Mr Davis Jr, especially the dancing. The racism and the obvious pain of Sammy really came through. Angus MacFadyen's Lawford is not too bad and is second to Don Cheadle's performance. From there the casting goes really off....

Joe Mantegna captures something of Dean Martin's character but is not as handsome or charming enough. William L. Petersen, looks and sounds nothing like JFK and portrays him as a shallow, weak character.

Then we come to the worst casting in the whole film. Ray Liotta looks not even close to Sinatra, he is much too tall, and even worse he fails to carry himself like him and his speaking voice is just awful, he sounds like a squeaky teenager most of the time. this would not be so bad if it wasn't for the fact that he is the main character in this film and at times you even forget that he is supposed to be Sinatra.

So with a better cast this could have been a superb film but it is not.


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