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Strictly Sinatra (2001)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  9 November 2001 (UK)
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Small-time crooner find himself on the receiving end of the threatening attentions of a gangster, whose wife has fallen for the singer's Sinatra-like aura.

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Toni Cocozza
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In Glasgow, Toni Cocozza, age 28, aspires to be a lounge singer; his repertoire is strictly Sinatra, backed by Bill, an aging piano player and his only friend. Toni dreams big and enters a local television talent show. About that time, a local Mob boss decides Toni is great entertainment and invites him to be his guest at a casino. Toni chats up Irene, a cigarette girl, he gets an odd job or two from Chisolm, the mobster's number two, the audition goes bust, and Toni's future is uncertain. One thing leads to another with the Mob. Is Toni at a crossroads, or is there in reality no turning or going back? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Toni wanted a crowd... he got the mob

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Alun Armstrong was cast at the 11th hour after Ian Bannen died in a car crash in the early stages of production. See more »

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Toni Cocozza: Are you saying I'm stupid?
Bill: You couldn't stand the pace of stupid!
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References Pal Joey (1957) See more »

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You couldn't stand the pace of stupid!
26 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I tuned in to see Kelly Macdonald (Trainspotting, The Loss of Sexual innocence), and was rewarded with what was the best performance I have seen of her so far. She was just alive and incredible as the love interest.

I got a bonus because the lead, Ian Hart (Breakfast on Pluto, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) was excellent in the role of a hack lounge singer that got involved with the mob to get a break. He was lucky he didn't get a break - on his legs or arms. Watching him get sucked in for a chance was a great experience.

Along the way, we also got some fine performances from Brian Cox (The Ring, The Bourne Supremacy) and Alun Armstrong (Eragon, The Mummy returns.

And the music! You can just imagine from the title. Stupendous.


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