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Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.

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Jon's Mother
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Jon's Father
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Radio DJ
Billie Traynor ...
Cafe Lady
Shane O'Brien ...
Lucas
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Don
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Chris McHallem ...
Paramedic
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Michael James Ford ...
Port Official
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Management Guru
Rosalind Adler ...
German Mother
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Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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5 September 2014 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$16,056 (USA) (15 August 2014)

Gross:

$644,906 (USA) (5 December 2014)
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Trivia

Troubled musician Daniel Johnston was one of the influences on the film. See more »

Goofs

Several shots, ostensibly showing Frank' s home town in Kansas, show mountains in the background. There are no mountains in Kansas. See more »

Quotes

Frank: Saddle up / Secure the galactic perimeters / Weak and strong, nuclear bombs / Now what's together / Will soon come apart / When it's all over / No back to the start
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Crazy Credits

The credits roll with colored tiles floating and rotating in the background. At one point for a second, the tiles form Frank's head. See more »

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References The Big Lebowski (1998) See more »

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Broken
Vocals by Michael Fassbender
Performed by The Soronprfbs
Written by Stephen Rennicks
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Frank - a weird but extremely rewarding watch
22 May 2014 | by (Glasgow, Scotland) – See all my reviews

Frank is probably the hardest film that I have ever watched to describe to someone who has never watched it. After viewing I had literally nothing to say. This is because it was a truly excellent watch.

I was initially attracted to 'Frank' by its strange and wacky trailer with promised an insane black comedy.

The first hour of Frank delivers on this completely and it is hugely entertaining. Some of the funniest scenes that I've seen at the cinema this year. This in my mind is properly revised comedy, until the film which is currently sitting at the top of the box office charts 'bad neighbours.' Anyways i digress.

During the last portion of the film there is a massive shift in the films tone, which could have easily been extremely jarring for the viewer but it is delivered in such a way that it only seems natural. This is when I decided that I did truly love the film. Not only was i capable of making me laugh but then also then to look at the more serious end of the coin.

I don't think that 'Frank' will make anywhere near as much money as some of the larger blockbuster which came out this week, but I done believe that it will linger in the memory of those who watch it. I can almost guarantee that Frank will become a cult classic over time.

(Also the soundtrack is bloody brilliant)


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