Strictly Sinatra (2001)

R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Toni Cocozza
Iain Cuthbertson ...
Una McLean ...
Jimmy Chisholm ...
Jimmy Yuill ...
Rod Edmunds
Stewart Ennis ...
Paul Doonan ...
Anne Lacey ...
Coat check girl
Alex Howden ...


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 <>

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Toni wanted a crowd... he got the mob


Drama | Romance

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Strictly Sinatra  »

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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 »


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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1 July 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Strictly Sinatra" tells of a young Glasgow club singer and Sinatra wannabe (Hart) who falls in with the mob while falling in love with the mob's ex-cigarette girl (Macdonald) and must choose between the mob and fame or the girl and love. A pleasing and enjoyable little comedy/light drama, the film is flavored with lots of old Sinatra standards, some gangster skullduggery, a few poignant moments, and just a spritz of romance. Although "Strictly Sinatra" is strictly a mediocre flick, it makes for an enjoyable small screen watch for those who don't mind dreary old Glasgow and thick Scottish accents.

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