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Rocco Simonelli (writer)
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Tagline:
A New York love story about two brothers who had nothing in common... until an arm-wrestling bartender took them on.
Awards:
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User Reviews:
I love that frankenhooker guy See more (6 total) »

Cast

 

Kamal Ahmed ... Cabdriver

Noora Albright ... Spa Receptionist (as Noora Telaranta)
Victoria Alexander

Bobby Amore ... Carl

Reed Clare ... Barfly

Donna Drake ... Office Manager
Robert Feeley ... Wedding Guest

Joan Jett ... Sherry
M. D'Jango Krunch ... Mike's father

James Lorinz ... Michael
Ellie Mae McNulty ... Michael's Ex-Girlfriend
Michael J. Meyers ... Duane

Robert Mobley ... Frankie
Roseanne Petsako
Joan Porter ... Jean
Nicole Potter
Joe Randazzo ... Barfly (extra)

Barbara Sicuranza ... Lila
Edward Summer ... Redneck in bar
Valen Swenson ... Girl at the bar (unconfirmed)

Directed by
Rocco Simonelli 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rocco Simonelli  writer

Produced by
Roy Frumkes .... producer
Brian Gunther .... line producer
 
Film Editing by
Gary Cooper 
 
Makeup Department
Terry Matlin .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Phillip Lefesi .... post-production supervisor
 
Art Department
Jennifer Santucci .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
David Alvarez .... sound re-recording mixer
Joseph DiFonzo .... foley recordist
Fredrick Helm .... supervising sound editor (as Fred Helm)
Paul Kim .... production sound mixer
Allen Lau .... assistant sound editor
Brian O'Hara .... sound editor
John Salk .... sound editor
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kevin Milanian .... second assistant camera
Alexander Serpico .... additional cinematographer: second unit
 
Other crew
Andrea Choinsky .... script supervisor
 


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Runtime:
86 min
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Trivia:
James Lorinz was originally hired to play a smaller role. After the lead actor and his rock star wife (hired to play the roles of Mike and Sherry) started demanding unreasonable amounts of money, Simonelli decided to offer Lorinz the lead instead. Lorinz accepted thinking he was playing the role of Frankie and began preparing to play the wrong role.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Scanners (1981)See more »
Soundtrack:
SherrySee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
I love that frankenhooker guy, 6 September 2002

I recently saw the leading man of this quirky "Sweet Life" flick in the demented cult classic "Frankenhooker". James Lorinz, he is amazing, a one man riot, a genius. A must see. I laughed I cried, it was better than Cats. (I know, what isn't, but seriously)... First time director Rocco Simonelli moves away from boring romantic cliches in this dark and sometimes uncomfortable comedy. Just when you think you know where it's going, things take unpredictable turns. Joan Jett both scares and excites me. That BJ scene is hot & hysterical. What about the lesbian action though? I mean Lila (Barbara Sicuranza) and Sherry (Joan Jett) lived together, right? I mean, what was going on there? Inquiring minds like to know, and so Mr. Simonelli I anxiously await the pre or sequel..."sweet life 2, the sugar substitute."

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