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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Danny Collins
... Mary Sinclair
... Samantha Leigh Donnelly
... Tom Donnelly
... Frank Grubman
... Sophie
... Hope Donnelly
... Jamie
... Nicky Ernst
... Judd / Busy Work
... Dr. Ryan Kurtz
... Neighbor Steve
... Marty
... Guy DeLoach
... Young Danny Collins (as Eric Schneider)
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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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10 April 2015 (USA)  »

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$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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The audience used was from a Chicago concert.The band took a 15 minute break while Pacino and crew did their thing. See more »

Goofs

Near the end, Danny Collins hands over his AMEX card to pay for his hotel, but never bothers to get it back. 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 »


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Happy Go Lucky
Written by Stephen Lang & Marc Ferrari
Performed by Stephen Lang
Courtesy of FirstCom Music
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12 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

Al Pacino puts on yet another good performance as an aging rock star who finds out that he received a letter from John Lennon and decides to make some changes in his life by getting to know his son's family. The soundtrack consisting of Lennon songs is really what helps the movie. It's not the most profound story, but who doesn't love hearing a Lennon song (whether with the Beatles or on his own)? Aside from Pacino, Annette Bening puts on the other really good performance. Her hotel clerk comes across as someone who needs as much of a change in her life as Danny needs in his. They both need a second chance, and Danny's quest for redemption just might be the opportunity.

That this is based on a true story makes it all the more interesting. A letter from John Lennon would be worth more than I can imagine. I hope that Steve Tilston appreciates what's in his possession, and I hope that he appreciates Al Pacino's performance.


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