Plot & Details
Produced for the A&E cable network, this third installment in their four-part "Rat Pack" series looks at the informal partnership between legendary entertainers Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop as it came to its peak in 1960. That year, Sinatra and Martin were confirmed as two of the biggest names in show business, while Davis, with Sinatra's help, gained well-deserved success as a top headliner in Las Vegas and the nightclub circuit, and Lawford found a new market for his talents performing as a song and dance man in Las Vegas. The four began dropping in on each other's shows, culminating in a fabled month-long engagement for the quartet at the Sands Hotel, where a fifth member was added to the group, comedian Joey Bishop. The group also made the definitive film document of the Rat Pack's zenith, Ocean's Eleven, not knowing that their greatest moment was soon to draw to a close. Tony Curtis, Angie Dickinson, and Pat Cooper share their memories of the Rat Pack in exclusive interviews; actor Danny Aiello narrates.