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Frankie and Johnny Are Married (2003)

R | | Comedy | 8 November 2003 (USA)
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Television director and producer Michael Pressman mounts a production of Frankie and Johnny in the Clare de Lune starring his wife, Lisa Chess. But their attempts to stage the play and work... See full summary »

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Michael Pressman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Pressman ... Michael Pressman
Lisa Chess Lisa Chess ... Lisa Chess
Alan Rosenberg ... Alan Rosenberg
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Murray Mintz
Jillian Armenante ... Cynthia
Morgan Nagler ... Sally
Ann Hearn ... Constance
Maury Sterling ... Roger
Hector Elizondo ... Hector Elizondo
Linda Klein Linda Klein ... 'Chicago Hope' Paramedic
Debra Magit Debra Magit ... Mother
Jerry Levine ... Jerry Levine
Alice West Alice West ... Alice West
James Aaron Oliver ... Billy the Assistant (as James Oliver)
Ken Lerner ... Rob the Production Manager
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Storyline

Television director and producer Michael Pressman mounts a production of Frankie and Johnny in the Clare de Lune starring his wife, Lisa Chess. But their attempts to stage the play and work on their marriage, keep running afoul, and everything's threatened by their difficult male lead, Alan Rosenberg. Michael's best hope, as a husband and producer, is to step into the character that Alan has abandoned.

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including sexual references, and brief drug use
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 2003 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,740, 30 May 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,900, 27 June 2004
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Company Credits

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Ridea Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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References Frankie and Johnny (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Frankie and Johnny
Arranged and Performed by Sam Cooke
Published by ABKCO Music, Inc.
By Arrangement with BMG Entertainment and ABKCO Records
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Loved the Film
13 June 2004 | by mjhmSee all my reviews

We loved this movie. It maintained its heart while expressing the frustration with the realities of the creative process and creative people. In contrast with many films about the entertainment business it accomplishes all this without a hint of cynicism.

Michael Pressman was endearing playing himself -- trying against all odds to be a supportive husband. Lisa Chess, also playing herself, was wonderful --

especially in the scenes with Alan Rosenberg. Their acting exercises and "creative differences" were hysterical. Alan Rosenberg plays the "I'm as good as Pacino" role to the hilt, and Jillian Armenante was also very funny as the inept producer.


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