Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 
Buy New

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Very Good See details
$5.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Sold by cardzncomics.

or
 
   
Sell Us Your Item
For up to a $0.75 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
santa clara books Add to Cart
$18.47  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

Frankie & Johnny (1991)

Al Pacino , Michelle Pfeiffer , Garry Marshall  |  R |  DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)

Price: $18.45 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock.
Sold by Book Donkey and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Monday, April 21? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy
Frankie & Johnny   $2.99 $9.99

Other Formats & Versions

Amazon Price New from Used from
DVD 1-Disc Version $5.97  
  1-Disc Version $18.45  

Frequently Bought Together

Frankie & Johnny + Sea of Love (Collector's Edition) + The Big Easy
Price for all three: $31.05

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product Details

  • Actors: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hector Elizondo, Nathan Lane, Kate Nelligan
  • Directors: Garry Marshall
  • Writers: Terrence McNally
  • Producers: Garry Marshall, Alexandra Rose, Charles Mulvehill, Michael Lloyd, Nick Abdo
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Paramount Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: December 11, 2001
  • Run Time: 118 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005QTAU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131,164 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Frankie & Johnny" on IMDb

Special Features

None.

Editorial Reviews

Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman) directs the screen adaptation of Terence McNally's play Frankie and Johnny at the Clair de Lune, the story of a short-order cook (Al Pacino) who drives a waitress (Michelle Pfeiffer) crazy with his adamant courtship and mixed messages. The film is okay and not much more than that, the major stumbling block being Marshall's failure to scrub away enough star veneer on Pacino and Pfeiffer to accept them as minimum-wage drones with nowhere to go but toward each other. Fortunately, Marshall's feel for the texture offered by supporting players--Hector Elizondo as a café owner, Nathan Lane as Pfeiffer's inevitably gay neighbor-buddy, Kate Nelligan as another lonely waitress--keeps things interesting enough. --Tom Keogh Actors: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hector Elizondo, Nathan Lane, Kate Nelligan Directors: Garry Marshall Writers: Terrence McNally Producers: Garry Marshall, Alexandra Rose, Charles Mulvehill, Michael Lloyd, Nick Abdo Format: PAL Language: English Region: Region 2 (Read more about DVD formats.) Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Number of discs: 1 Rated: R (Restricted) Run Time: 118 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Movie Is Better The Second Time Around July 24, 2004
Format:VHS Tape
Thre are a lot of things to like about this movie. The supporting actors to a person are perfectly cast. It's hard not to believe that the director just took over a Greek greasy spoon in New York and used its employees. You can literally smell the grease as the short-order cooks scramble the eggs and bacon. And you can feel the loneliness in the pit of your stomach as these characters go home to their less-than-fine apartments. They are the people Barbara Ehrenreich writes about in NICKEL AND DIMED. Robert Frost would say they have nothing to look backward to with pride and nothing to look forward to with hope. Paul McCartney would call them Eleanor Rigby. Many of them will never rise about their minimum wage-plus tips jobs; yet they show a resilence and endurance and manage to find laughter in their dismal jobs that is heart-warming.

This film has as good a portrayal of gay characters as you are likely to see. Terrence McNally has created here two, believable, likeable gay men who act like real people. There is a quite funny scene when Al Pacino meets the gay couple for the first time and makes all the usual mistakes though well-intentioned-- he didn't realize, you would never know, he just found out that his cousin is gay-- to which Nathan Lane quips that he will check the cousin out in the new listings.

This movie says that a short-order cook (Al Pacino) recently released from prison can find happiness with a waitress (Michelle Pfeiffer) with broken dreams. That may be a tall challenge, but most of us would like to believe in that possibility. It's all about starting over, taking a chance, tearing down the walls that separate most of us from each other and taking a chance on love.

Michelle Pfeiffer cleans up well and is almost too pretty to be a down-and-out waitress. But then, nobody's perfect.
Was this review helpful to you?
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pfeiffer and Pacino May 25, 2005
By Thayer
Format:DVD
This is one of the lesser known and appreciated screen gems of the 90's. It's a superior romantic-comedy-drama which stars screen legend Al Pacino and screen goddess Michelle Pfeiffer. The movie is so much more about the love story. It is a very perceptive movie about people who are lonely and people who are trapped into their own lives. The movie has an achingly melancholic mood.

The casting of Michelle Pfeiffer was controversial at that time because the original role on Broadway was played by Kathy Bates and a lot of people think Pfeiffer was too beautiful for the role. Bates reportedly laughed when she learned hat Pfeiffer got the role. Granted that the reason Pfeifer probably got the role was because at that time she was at the height of her popularity, she was the "it" girl then. But Pfeiffer was phenomenal and proved that she deserved the part. Her beauty was toned down to make her look as ordinary as possible. The character she played has so much depth and layer that is pretty uncommon for films generally regarded as romance films.

Pacino of course was good, this is his and Pfeiffer's second team up after Scarface of course I love the fact that he played the role with such ease and charm which is a lot different from his more serious roles before. The supporting actors Nathan Lane and Kate Nelligan stole some scenes

Of all the movies of Pfeiffer this is one of my all time favorites together with Fabulous Baker Boys, Married to the Mob, One Fine Day, and Batman Returns to name a few. I whole-heartedly recommend this film.

Grade: A-
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must-see movie with Passion and Romance! September 9, 2002
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer have wonderful chemistry! Pacino plays Johnny, an ex con who just happens to have gotten out of jail. Pfeiffer plays Frankie, a waitress with a really bad romantic history. Johnny meets Frankie when he applies for the short-order cook position at the diner, owned and run by Hector Elizondo's character. Instantly, he has a crush on her but Frankie rebuffs his advances. The two have remarkable chemistry...and there are some funny scenes that will make you laugh as well.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite of all time. January 15, 2002
Format:VHS Tape
This movie means so much to me. The script, the acting, the directing-- it all comes together with a great story to offer up some really amazing moments. It captures the intrinsic quality of loneliness, the fear of being close to someone, the courage to be true to yourself. Al Pacino's character is almost creepy, and the elegant Michelle Pfeiffer is, believe it or not, downright dowdy. Even on the fifth viewing, I found myself feeling embarassed (alone in the room), my heart aching, and my idealism & hope returned to me.
For those of you who want a storyline: Al Pacino is an ex-con on his first post-prison employment. Michelle Pfeiffer is the main character, a waitress who catches his eye, and he persues her. But he's kind of creepy, and she has that post heartbreak love of being alone, so she rejects him. And so he persues her more, showing more of his creepy touchy-feely idealistic self, and a bunch of stuff happens, and they live happily ever after. It is a romantic drama, after all. Many funny moments, and an excellent cast-- early classic work for Nathan Lane in here as well.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a great, overlooked gem November 26, 2001
By A Customer
Format:DVD
This is one of my favorite movies. Like other reviewers, I didn't see it until it went to TV. I caught it on WPIX one afternoon and have since rented it many times. Pacino and Pfeiffer are wonderful as the two protagonists, one who is out of just out of prison and looking for a better life and the other in a prison of her own making, disillusioned with her life and afraid to try again. The bedroom scene is sensual and sensitive without being graphic or predictable. Hector Elizondo, Kate Nelligan and Nathan Lane play their parts with panache and help create a wonderous world out of a seedy, rundown diner and neighborhood. If you're in the mood for a romantic comedy-drama, this is the movie to see.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite past movies
The dvd was delivered exactly when it said it would. It was great seeing this old movie again. Al Pacino is one of my favorite actors!
Published 1 month ago by Michele DeCrescenzo
1.0 out of 5 stars Good movie, wrong DVD format
I loved the movie when I saw it on a movie channel, and so I ordered it. Unfortunately the vendor sent me a copy in a DVD format that does not play on American DVD players. Read more
Published 2 months ago by James S. Cleghorn
1.0 out of 5 stars Sent the wrong video
It was a bait and switch. They advertised this video and sent me Elvis Presley's version. I was allowed to keep the wrong video. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Theresa Powers
4.0 out of 5 stars why
a good portrayal of relationships, casual and intimate. A very good portrayal of how awareness and understanding play an important role in love.
Published 2 months ago by carol gosselin
3.0 out of 5 stars Sweet movie
Sweet movie, reminds us that love can happen when we least expect it. Two people both with their own issues must confide in each other about their demons. Only wish it was longer.
Published 3 months ago by Joyce M. Alvarado
5.0 out of 5 stars great!
I love movies that challenge those to step beyond the common sense. When you have been hurt why try love again? Here's why.
Published 3 months ago by mcope
4.0 out of 5 stars Pacino never fails no matter what movie he stars in.
I have this movie and was asked to buy it for a friend for Christmas.
The movie may be from 1991, but is still a good romantic movie to watch when u want a break from... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Rita M. Everett
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greats
Every time I hear "Clair de Lune" I want to watch this film. Incredibly romantic - they share the best kiss in cinematic history - a wonderful movie.
Published 4 months ago by Lisa Pedersen
5.0 out of 5 stars A great cult classic
A cult classic for sure! You'll love the interaction between lonely Frankie and over confident Johnny. The give and take has chutzpah and laughs galore. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Casey Gordon-Owens
5.0 out of 5 stars WHY I LIKED FRANKIE AND JOHNNY
f

I saw this when it first came out.... I was actually an extra in it... but of course cannot find myself... It was just a fun

and playful film.... Read more
Published 4 months ago by pat
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews
ARRAY(0xa5b7c7b0)

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 



Look for Similar Items by Category

Book Donkey Privacy Statement Book Donkey Shipping Information Book Donkey Returns & Exchanges