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Sinatra 

An extensive biopic of one of the most famous entertainers of the 20th century - Frank Sinatra. The only thing that could engage the public more than his songs and films was his sometimes controversial private life.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Philip Casnoff ...  Frank Sinatra 2 episodes, 1992
Olympia Dukakis ...  Dolly Sinatra 2 episodes, 1992
Joe Santos ...  Marty Sinatra 2 episodes, 1992
Gina Gershon ...  Nancy Barbato Sinatra 2 episodes, 1992
Nina Siemaszko ...  Mia Farrow 2 episodes, 1992
Joe Grifasi ...  George Evans 2 episodes, 1992
Marcia Gay Harden ...  Ava Gardner 2 episodes, 1992
Bob Gunton ...  Tommy Dorsey 2 episodes, 1992
David Raynr ...  Sammy Davis Jr. 2 episodes, 1992
Ralph Seymour ...  Budd 2 episodes, 1992
Andrew Bloch 2 episodes, 1992
Robin Gammell 2 episodes, 1992
Jeff Corey ...  Quinlin 2 episodes, 1992
Danny Gans ...  Dean Martin 2 episodes, 1992
Vincent Guastaferro ...  Hank Sanicola 2 episodes, 1992
James F. Kelly James F. Kelly ...  John F. Kennedy 2 episodes, 1992
Matthew Posey ...  Harry James 2 episodes, 1992
Don Stark 2 episodes, 1992
Jay Robinson ...  Major Bowes 2 episodes, 1992
Joris Stuyck Joris Stuyck 2 episodes, 1992
Todd Waring 2 episodes, 1992
Thomas Ryan Thomas Ryan ...  Cooper 2 episodes, 1992
Rod Steiger ...  Salvatore 'Sam' 'Momo' Giancana 2 episodes, 1992
Annette Azcuy ...  Maria Polini 2 episodes, 1992
Carol Barbee ...  Marilyn Maxwell 2 episodes, 1992
David Byrd ...  Michael Romanoff 2 episodes, 1992
Paul Collins Paul Collins ...  Westbrook Pegler 2 episodes, 1992
Joe D'Angerio ...  Tamby 2 episodes, 1992
James DiStefano ...  Skelly 2 episodes, 1992
Maggie Egan ...  Jo Stafford 2 episodes, 1992
Claire Kirk ...  Jenny Barbato 2 episodes, 1992
John LaMotta John LaMotta ...  Johnny Corrado 2 episodes, 1992
Adam LaVorgna ...  Frankie at 10 2 episodes, 1992
Robert Levine ...  Bob Weitman 2 episodes, 1992
Vera Lockwood Vera Lockwood ...  Aunt Josie 2 episodes, 1992
Brian Markinson ...  Sonny Werblin 2 episodes, 1992
Jack Shearer ...  Mike Barbato 2 episodes, 1992
Tony Simotes Tony Simotes ...  Buddy Rich 2 episodes, 1992
John Wesley ...  Sy Oliver 2 episodes, 1992
Marc Grady Adams Marc Grady Adams ...  Lee Mortimer 2 episodes, 1992
Pilar Alessandra Pilar Alessandra ...  Tina Barbato 2 episodes, 1992
Anthony Barrile Anthony Barrile ...  Bart Barbato 2 episodes, 1992
Jay Bell Jay Bell ...  Hotel Clerk 2 episodes, 1992
James Boyce James Boyce ...  Kansas City Hotel Clerk 2 episodes, 1992
Don Carrara Don Carrara ...  Mr. Bonifazi 2 episodes, 1992
Christopher Carroll Christopher Carroll ...  Bill Henri 2 episodes, 1992
Dorothea Coelho Dorothea Coelho ...  Julie Barbato 2 episodes, 1992
Lisa Collins ...  Starlet 2 episodes, 1992
Victor DiMattia ...  Newsboy 2 episodes, 1992
Tony Gaetano Tony Gaetano ...  Humphrey Bogart 2 episodes, 1992
Leata Galloway Leata Galloway ...  Billie Holliday 2 episodes, 1992
Joseph Gargiulo Joseph Gargiulo ...  Joe Fischetti 2 episodes, 1992
Redmond Gleeson ...  Cop #1 2 episodes, 1992
Jack Jozefson Jack Jozefson ...  Burlesque Boss 2 episodes, 1992
David A. Kimball ...  Benny Goodman 2 episodes, 1992
Floyd Levine ...  Director 2 episodes, 1992
John Mahon ...  Mr. Cleaves 2 episodes, 1992
Beverley Mitchell ...  Little Nancy at 7-9 2 episodes, 1992
Robert Neches Robert Neches ...  Reporter 2 episodes, 1992
Marilyn Pitzer Marilyn Pitzer ...  Mrs. Goldberg 2 episodes, 1992
Jameson Rodgers Jameson Rodgers ...  Frank Jr. at 4-6 2 episodes, 1992
Wendy Schenker ...  Madeline Barbato 2 episodes, 1992
Rosie Taravella Rosie Taravella ...  Mrs. Bonifazi 2 episodes, 1992
Sal Vecchio Sal Vecchio ...  Gangster 2 episodes, 1992
Samantha Ward Samantha Ward ...  Little Nancy at 3 2 episodes, 1992
Bruce Gray ...  Fred Zinneman 2 episodes, 1992
David Grah David Grah ...  Bert Allenberg 2 episodes, 1992
Matt Landers ...  Mickey Rudin 2 episodes, 1992
Shelly Lipkin ...  Joey Bishop 2 episodes, 1992
Jack Betts ...  Earl Wilson 2 episodes, 1992
Brad Blaisdell ...  Skitch Henderson 2 episodes, 1992
Andy Buckley ...  Actor Playing Prew 2 episodes, 1992
Lou Genevrino Lou Genevrino ...  Makeup Man 2 episodes, 1992
Fred Holliday Fred Holliday ...  Houston Mayor 2 episodes, 1992
Jo Jones ...  A.D. 2 episodes, 1992
Kathleen O'Grady Kathleen O'Grady ...  Actress Playing Alma 2 episodes, 1992
Corey Rand Corey Rand ...  Maitre D' 2 episodes, 1992
Jenny Regli Jenny Regli ...  Tina at 6 2 episodes, 1992
Jeff Silverman Jeff Silverman ...  Reporter #1 2 episodes, 1992
Patricia Supancic Patricia Supancic ...  Nancy Jr. at 14 2 episodes, 1992
Anthony Vatsula Anthony Vatsula ...  Mario Cabre 2 episodes, 1992
Chris Weatherhead Chris Weatherhead ...  Mercedes McCambridge 2 episodes, 1992
Cameron Phillip Williams Cameron Phillip Williams ...  Frank Jr. at 10 2 episodes, 1992
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An extensive biopic of one of the most famous entertainers of the 20th century - Frank Sinatra. The only thing that could engage the public more than his songs and films was his sometimes controversial private life.

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Biography | Drama

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Trivia

Tina Sinatra offered Ray Liotta the role of Frank Sinatra but he turned it down. Liotta later played Sinatra in The Rat Pack (1998). See more »

Goofs

When Frank is giving Nancy a driving lesson, reflection of camera crew is visible on side of car as she pulls over to park. See more »

Soundtracks

My Way
(Comme d'Habitude)
Music by Claude François and Jacques Revaux
French lyrics by Gilles Thibaut
English lyrics by Paul Anka
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a top biopic
20 May 2009 | by irvthom1-1See all my reviews

I watched the two-video VHS packet of this, the past two nights, not knowing what to expect, and was amazed at the depth of the portrayal. I've been a low-level fan of Sinatra's ever since the screaming bobby-soxer days, and while I've never read a formal biog, the ins and outs of his career could hardly escape any observant song-lover. So I knew something of his rough spots, and was amazed by how well this film covers the complexity and nuances of Sinatra's persona.

Although the stress seems heavy on his ego, I've not much doubt it was accurate. The guy, in truth, lived a most amazing life; and I felt the honesty of the portrayal to be one of the best, for any biopic I've ever seen. It's to his family's credit that they permitted such honesty.

Casnoff not only did a superb job of the character, but he even looks amazingly like a young Sinatra. It's hard to rate the other performers on that level, but they at least are quite believable. Particularly for the two major women in his life, Nancy and Ava.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sinatra See more »

Filming Locations:

Hoboken, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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