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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

The film is dedicated to Ian Bannen. 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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What's not to like?
1 July 2002 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Strictly Sinatra" tells of a young Glasgow club singer and Sinatra wannabe (Hart) who falls in with the mob while falling in love with the mob's ex-cigarette girl (Macdonald) and must choose between the mob and fame or the girl and love. A pleasing and enjoyable little comedy/light drama, the film is flavored with lots of old Sinatra standards, some gangster skullduggery, a few poignant moments, and just a spritz of romance. Although "Strictly Sinatra" is strictly a mediocre flick, it makes for an enjoyable small screen watch for those who don't mind dreary old Glasgow and thick Scottish accents.


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