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Danny Collins (2015)

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An aging rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon.

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Storyline

Inspired by a true story, Al Pacino stars as aging 1970s rocker Danny Collins, who can't give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager (Christopher Plummer) uncovers a 40 year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he decides to change course and embarks on a heartfelt journey to rediscover his family, find true love and begin a second act.

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Rated R for language, drug use and some nudity | See all certifications »

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10 April 2015 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$73,200 (USA) (20 March 2015)

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$5,348,317 (USA) (8 May 2015)
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Al Pacino and Christopher Plummer were another team in "The Insider" (1999) with Pacino as the producer, Lowell Bergman and Plummer as "60 Minutes" reporter, Mike Wallace. In "Danny Collins" the roles are reversed with Pacino as the performer and Plummer is behind the scenes as his business manager. See more »

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After Danny has been to see his son for the first time, he returns to the Hilton and is seated at the bar, apparently drunk. There is a glass in front of him which is empty except for some melted ice. Mary enters the bar and politely tries to tell him he's had too much to drink. Danny points out there is only water in his glass. Mary orders a tequila and soda and the bar tender serves her but does not refresh Danny's glass. Following this, we see the bar tender polishing the glasses and in the next shot, we see Danny's glass now contains alcohol. See more »

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Frank Grubman: This is the second time I am in New Jersey, and I don't like it.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, a clip of a Steve Tilston (the inspiration for Danny Collins) interview and a couple of newspaper headlines (that describe Tilston's finding of the John Lennon letter) are shown. See more »

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References The Golden Girls (1985) See more »

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Love
Written by John Lennon
Performed by John Lennon
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Surprisingly good
17 June 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I was in two minds as to whether I'd even bother with another Pacino film. He's been involved in a quite a few mediocre movies recently and I'd made a mental note to try and avoid them. However, I found plot summary of this movie quite intriguing and thought I'd give it a go. Incredibly this is one of his best films and I really enjoyed it from the start to the credits. Danny Collins has lived a hedonistic, excessive lifestyle for decades, but a surprising event causes him to look at his life and he makes substantial efforts to change and even to mend relationships. His quest may not be easy or faultless but it is still very satisfying. I cannot recommend this highly enough.


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