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Stealing Sinatra (2003)

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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Cast

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Barry Keenan
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John Irwin
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Joe Amsler
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Agent Stamek (as Sam Mcmurray)
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Michael Coristine ...
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Mary Keenan
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Agent Flett
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Betty Amsler
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James Mahoney (as Kevin Mcnulty)
Ron Chartier ...
James Irwin
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Sue Irwin
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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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What's a little kidnapping among friends?


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

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Ho rapito Sinatra  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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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 »

Connections

References What's Up, Doc? (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Bongo Rock
Written by Arthur Egnoian and Preston Epps
Performed by Preston Epps
Courtesy of Original Sound Recording Company, Inc., 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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