In need of a grubstake, a young man convinces a couple of friends to help him kidnap Frank Sinatra Jr. It's a true story.

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John Irwin
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Joe Amsler
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Mary Keenan
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John Foss
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In need of a grubstake, a young man convinces a couple of friends to help him kidnap Frank Sinatra Jr. It's a true story.

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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24 January 2003 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Barry Keenan received no money from this movie. See more »

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No animals were harmed and no criminals profited from the making of this film. See more »

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References The Main Event (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Surfin' Safari
Written by Mike Love and Brian Wilson
Performed by The Beach Boys
Courtesy of Deck Records c/o Original Sound Entertainment, Hollywood CA
By Arrangement with Celebrity Licensing Inc.
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Goofier than fiction
8 April 2003 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Forty years ago when Frank Sinatra Jr. was kidnapped, those who read the story weren't sure how seriously to take it. Intentionally or unintentionally, this movie captures the uneasiness. Sinatra Jr. is portrayed as a hapless dweeb, his kidnappers as quixotic eccentrics. An excellent soundtrack featuring period music serves to distance us from the whole 1960s setting. But other touches, particularly James Russo's brief appearances as Sinatra Sr., give a powerful believability to the family's victimization.


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