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Frankie and Johnny ( Frankie & Johnny )

Al Pacino , Michelle Pfeiffer , Garry Marshall    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Glenn Plummer, Hector Elizondo, Nathan Lane
  • Directors: Garry Marshall
  • Producers: Frankie and Johnny ( Frankie & Johnny ), Frankie and Johnny, Frankie & Johnny
  • Format: Import, PAL, Widescreen
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Run Time: 113.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008QT1TVQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 366,260 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Australia released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), French ( Dolby Surround ), German ( Dolby Surround ), Italian ( Dolby Surround ), Spanish ( Dolby Surround ), Arabic ( Subtitles ), Czech ( Subtitles ), Danish ( Subtitles ), Dutch ( Subtitles ), English ( Subtitles ), Finnish ( Subtitles ), French ( Subtitles ), German ( Subtitles ), Greek ( Subtitles ), Hebrew ( Subtitles ), Hungarian ( Subtitles ), Icelandic ( Subtitles ), Italian ( Subtitles ), Norwegian ( Subtitles ), Polish ( Subtitles ), Portuguese ( Subtitles ), Romanian ( Subtitles ), Slovenian ( Subtitles ), Spanish ( Subtitles ), Swedish ( Subtitles ), Turkish ( Subtitles ), ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Anamorphic Widescreen, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer light up the screen in this captivating romantic comedy. Johnny (Pacino) is head-over-heels crazy for Frankie. But after a series of hurtful relationships, the last thing Frankie's looking for is a new man until he comes looking for her. Pacino is an outgoing ex-con who's hired as the new short-order cook. He's head-over-heels crazy for Frankie. But to Frankie, they're as different as scrambled and hard-boiled. What can he mean when he says, "We were a couple before we ever met"? SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, Golden Globes, ...Frankie and Johnny ( Frankie & Johnny )

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4.6 out of 5 stars
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a showcase for the art of conversation 7 Jun 2007
I will always remember this movie for the sheer amount of dialogue between Michelle Pfeiffer and Al Pacino.They have long conversations that are quick-witted,aggressive,poignant,upsetting,loving,absurd,and just about any kind of verbal exchange people can have.And this is what makes Frankie And Johnnie such good entertainment - we've all had conversations like these and can relate to them.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pacino and Pfeiffer hit it really big 24 Jun 2007
By Jay
After their "romance" in 'Scarface' they (Pacino and Pfeiffer) decide to have a real romance, and it is a pretty good one. Not that the film is great but in this kind of films all I hope for is a little chemistry, some nice characters and a few laughs. This film has it all.

The chemistry between Al Pacino (Johnny) and Michelle Pfeiffer (Frankie) works because in the movie they have to fight for that chemistry. Al Pacino is a great actor but I think Michelle Pfeiffer was better here. Although I loved a couple of particular scenes with Pacino (his Greek-dance-scene is great) I think the character of Michelle Pfeiffer has more depth and she does exactly the right thing for that character. And of course she is a beautiful woman. You must love her.

The nice characters, besides Frankie and Johnny, are the gay neighbour (Nathan Lane), the boss of the restaurant where almost the whole cast is working (Hector Elizondo) and Nedda and Cora (Jane Morris and Kate Nelligan), two of the waitresses.

The story is simple. Johnny is just released from prison and he starts working in the restaurant where Frankie happens to be a waitress. He falls in love and although she has trouble to admit it she is doing the same thing. Of course there are some (a lot of) complications on the way but you know how it is going to end. A nice feel-good movie.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a modern love story. 12 Jun 2005
By doodle
"Frankie and Johnny" doesn't have any allusions of grandeur, it is a simple movie about the lives of a group of New York deli workers; predominantly waitress Frankie (michelle Pfeiffer) and short-order cook Johnny (Al Pacino) both of whom turn in fine performances. This is a gentle, beautiful movie that reminds us that love doesn't have to be about fire-works and cheesy love songs, in fact love can grow anywhere.
Maybe correctly classed as a chick-flick but worth watching even just to see the wonderfully multi-faceted Pacino in action!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars frankie and johnny 1 Dec 2002
By A Customer
The greatest romantic film ever made!!,They always say love comes looking for you when you least expect it!.Set in New York,Frankie is a waitress, Johnny is the new short order cook,[and fresh out of jail after serving time for " signing someone name to somebody else's cheque"] and falls in love with Frankie,though she does not return his affections at first,he woes her.The film is a down to earth love story,two souls that are lost and find each other.Great soundtrack and cast, a film that says there is someone for everyone.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Watch it over and over again!!!!! 5 Dec 2006
By Gina
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is a classic and my all time favourite movie! A bit depressing at times but in a nice way, and inspiring too, so real and so engouraging....Love is out there, whether you like it or not, whether you want it or not....You can try to resist but it will get you eventually....Great acting from everyone...Famous and not so much...It worths bying 100% and have it in your collection!!!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 28 Sep 2005
By A Customer
I have owned this on VHS before I bought it on DVD and I just love it.
The story is very subtle and shows that people who make mistakes in life can move on if they let themselves. Michelle's character doesn't want to let herself be vulnerable but does realise, eventually, if she does want to move on then she will have to expose the real her to someone.
Al Pacino is brilliant as the ex-con with the heart - he can't even go off the rails properly when he gets out as he has too much of a conscience to do that.
The cast around them is also fab - mostly not big name actors but brilliantly cast as they are so believable you could expect to walk into a diner in NY and see them.
And the little touches around the main action (like the old dear at the till shoving some change on the floor to get the customer to bend down) are great and lift what could be a depressing story - albeit the guy does get the girl in the end.
Its a great story and one you can watch again and again.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very good movie... 4 Oct 2000
By Colbane
Format:VHS Tape
Most of teh criticism of this film is centered around the fact that Pfieffer and Pacino look too good for the characters they are suipposed to be portraying. A fair is true but that will annoy you for about 3 seconds before appreciation of the script and acting kicks in. I would have to say in hindisght that this film suffered from teh whole "only beautiful people get cast" debate that went on in Hollywood a few years ago. This should have been an ideal opportunity to disprove it given that the two leads were supposed to be somewhat "plain." BUT WHO CARES? Forget the criticism and form your own opinion and at ... it is a snip.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Potato rose 23 April 2009
I've been searching to have this DVD for years, and finally I could get my hands on it. It is an honest romantic drama of two people who have their own problematic past of broken hearts and souls. It really makes you think through how could one live with such a package from the past and still believe that they have the right to fall in love and be loved at the same time. And all this portrayed by great actors! I really recommend watching it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars For Daughter.
Daughter loves it. She had a big smile on her face as the end credits rolled. Not expensive but still worth the money.
Published 2 months ago by Shauny
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic film
love this film and love the piece of music they play clare de lune by debussy worth watching just to hear this piece of music love al pacino
Published 6 months ago by gilly
5.0 out of 5 stars fab movie x
i watched this movie many years ago and loved it then and was so amazed i could order it via amazon ..i look forward to it time and time again xxx
Published 7 months ago by sammy
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a lovely story!
Always loved this glad to find it on DVD....unmissable! Great acting and wonderful music score. Love love love it!
Published 8 months ago by JMB666
5.0 out of 5 stars Frankie & Johnny
Received in Excellent condition and just what was required to keep the grown ups entertained an excellent film with good entertainment all around
Published 8 months ago by Les
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful film
I watched this for the first time the other night, and it is now my new favourite film. Great casting, good story and lines that made me laugh. Well recommended.
Published 8 months ago by Charleigh
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
A real good girly film ...if you're stuck at home, put this on and you'll be smiling in no time!
A film to watch over and over again. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Sylvia Archer
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I have saw this film many times and I love it more each time. No guns, car chases, or bombs going off - just simple, down to earth ordinary people falling in love and overcoming... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Maureen Lavery
4.0 out of 5 stars Michelle & Al
Although this is basically a rom-com, and one directed by the uninspiring Garry Marshall at that, it is a cut above most of the genre, due to the two leads, as well as half a dozen... Read more
Published 11 months ago by GlynLuke
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I saw this film when it came out have always loved it and is one of my cosy afternoon films.
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Published 15 months ago by Helen
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