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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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Dan Fogelman

Writer:

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Al Pacino ... Danny Collins
Annette Bening ... Mary Sinclair
Jennifer Garner ... Samantha Leigh Donnelly
Bobby Cannavale ... Tom Donnelly
Christopher Plummer ... Frank Grubman
Katarina Cas ... Sophie
Giselle Eisenberg ... Hope Donnelly
Melissa Benoist ... Jamie
Josh Peck ... Nicky Ernst
Brian Thomas Smith ... Judd / Busy Work
Scott Lawrence ... Dr. Ryan Kurtz
Michael Patrick McGill ... Neighbor Steve
Kiff VandenHeuvel ... Marty
Nick Offerman ... Guy DeLoach
Eric Michael Roy ... Young Danny Collins (as Eric Schneider)
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Storyline

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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Rated R for language, drug use and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Imagine See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$73,200, 22 March 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,348,317, 10 May 2015
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Trivia

Michael Caine was originally cast but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts and was replaced by Christopher Plummer. 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 »

Quotes

Frank Grubman: This is the second time I am in New Jersey, and I don't like it.
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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 »


Soundtracks

Nobody Told Me
Written by John Lennon
Performed by John Lennon
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Surprisingly good
17 June 2015 | by alfredsmithSee all my reviews

I was in two minds as to whether I'd even bother with another Pacino film. He's been involved in a quite a few mediocre movies recently and I'd made a mental note to try and avoid them. However, I found plot summary of this movie quite intriguing and thought I'd give it a go. Incredibly this is one of his best films and I really enjoyed it from the start to the credits. Danny Collins has lived a hedonistic, excessive lifestyle for decades, but a surprising event causes him to look at his life and he makes substantial efforts to change and even to mend relationships. His quest may not be easy or faultless but it is still very satisfying. I cannot recommend this highly enough.


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