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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Sophie
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Hope Donnelly
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Nicky Ernst
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Judd / Busy Work
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Dr. Ryan Kurtz
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Guy DeLoach
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Imagine  »

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$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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Dan Fogelman had Pacino in mind to play Danny Collins while writing the script. Pacino agreed, with only one request, that Bobby Cannavale play his son. See more »

Goofs

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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Mary Sinclair: I'm sorry, are you on drugs?
Danny Collins: Currently or in general?
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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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Imagine
Written by John Lennon
Performed by John Lennon
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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From a dull-sounding title unfolds a pleasant surprise
28 April 2015 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

I went into this movie not expecting much, although i love the cast outright. But i was entertained throughout because this movie has heart along with its humor. Writer-director Dan Fogelman's nicely-scripted plot unfolds at a decent pace, albeit a little predictably. Al Pacino, as usual, delivers a full-on performance which includes some decent singing and dancing. He is ably supported by Annette Bening as a reluctant love interest and Christopher Plummer as his faithful manager. The icing on this cake would be the soundtrack featuring songs by John Lennon, with the numbers beautifully worked in. Too bad that Jealous Guy couldn't be included.


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