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Strictly Sinatra (2001)

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Small-time crooner find himself on the receiving end of the threatening attentions of a gangster, whose wife has fallen for the singer's Sinatra-like aura.

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Peter Capaldi

Writer:

Peter Capaldi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Hart ... Toni Cocozza
Kelly Macdonald ... Irene
Brian Cox ... Chisolm
Alun Armstrong ... Bill
Tommy Flanagan ... Michaelangelo
Iain Cuthbertson ... Connolly
Una McLean Una McLean ... Dainty
Jimmy Chisholm Jimmy Chisholm ... Kenny
Jimmy Yuill ... Rod Edmunds
Richard E. Grant ... Himself
Jimmy Tarbuck ... Himself
Stewart Ennis Stewart Ennis ... Doorman
Paul Doonan Paul Doonan ... Nicol
Anne Lacey Anne Lacey ... Coat check girl
Alex Howden Alex Howden ... Kojak
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Storyline

In Glasgow, Toni Cocozza, age 28, aspires to be a lounge singer; his repertoire is strictly Sinatra, backed by Bill, an aging piano player and his only friend. Toni dreams big and enters a local television talent show. About that time, a local Mob boss decides Toni is great entertainment and invites him to be his guest at a casino. Toni chats up Irene, a cigarette girl, he gets an odd job or two from Chisolm, the mobster's number two, the audition goes bust, and Toni's future is uncertain. One thing leads to another with the Mob. Is Toni at a crossroads, or is there in reality no turning or going back? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Toni wanted a crowd... he got the mob

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

DNA Films | Universal Studios

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2001 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Strictly Sinatra See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,232, 24 June 2001

Gross USA:

$1,232, 24 June 2001
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Alun Armstrong was cast at the 11th hour after Ian Bannen died in a car crash in the early stages of production. See more »

Quotes

Toni Cocozza: Are you saying I'm stupid?
Bill: You couldn't stand the pace of stupid!
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References Pal Joey (1957) See more »

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Great Music, Great Cast, Great Movie...
30 October 2001 | by c.g.branniganSee all my reviews

I attended the Premier of Strictly Sinatra on Sunday Night. I was extreemly impressed by this movie. It had a great cast including the fantastic Ian Hart as Tony Cocozza. Brian Cox also put in a fantastic performance.

The Movie is set in Glasgow and revolves around the life of Tony Cocozza and his dream to rise to Sinatra like stardom. Tony sings in pubs doing his act which is 'Strictly Sinatra' until one night one of Glasgow's gangland bosses request a song which is not in Tony's regular act. After performing an Elvis classic the young man is invited to join the man and his associates to a night in a casino. IT's here he meets a pretty cigarette seller, played by Kelly McDonald. Tony soon gets caught up in the local mob, after accidently asking for a favour, one which he'd have to return. His friends find out and he has to make a descision....fame, at it's price, or the girl of his dreams.

Ian Hart stands out in the brilliant cast with his fantastic vocals for the movie. If it had been made in America he'd be nominated for an oscar, sadly this Scottish movie will probably be ignored.


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