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Frankie and Johnny Are Married (2003)

R | | Comedy | 8 November 2003 (USA)
Television director and producer Michael Pressman mounts a production of Frankie and Johnny in the Clare de Lune starring his wife, Lisa Chess. But their attempts to stage the play and work... See full summary »

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Michael Pressman
Lisa Chess ...
Lisa Chess
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Alan Rosenberg
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Murray Mintz
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Cynthia
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Sally
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Constance
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Roger
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Hector Elizondo
Linda Klein ...
'Chicago Hope' Paramedic
Debra Magit ...
Mother
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Jerry Levine
Alice West ...
Alice West
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Billy the Assistant (as James Oliver)
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Rob the Production Manager
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Television director and producer Michael Pressman mounts a production of Frankie and Johnny in the Clare de Lune starring his wife, Lisa Chess. But their attempts to stage the play and work on their marriage, keep running afoul, and everything's threatened by their difficult male lead, Alan Rosenberg. Michael's best hope, as a husband and producer, is to step into the character that Alan has abandoned.

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Comedy

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Rated R for language including sexual references, and brief drug use
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$4,740, 30 May 2004, Limited Release

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$22,900, 27 June 2004
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References Looking for Richard (1996) See more »

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Frankie and Johnny
Arranged and Performed by Sam Cooke
Published by ABKCO Music, Inc.
By Arrangement with BMG Entertainment and ABKCO Records
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Forget Million Dollar Epics, See This Film!
13 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

Of all the films I saw at the AFI Film Festival, this is the one I've been telling everyone they should run out and see. It's the true story of what happens when a Hollywood director/producer decides to put on an equity-waiver play: things go WRONG. It's filled with great performances from writer/director/actor Michael Pressman and his real-life wife Lisa Chess, and Alan Rosenberg chews up every scene he's in with his gruff charm and caustic behavior. The supporting cast is fantastic as well, and the cameos were hilarious. You don't have to be a Hollywood insider to appreciate the humor and drama of "Frankie and Johnny Are Married". My question is: when is this film coming out? Someone HAS to pick this up for distribution!


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