• Frankie and Johnny (1991)

Frankie and Johnny

Release Date: 1991

DVD Release Date: December 4th, 2001

R |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

When Johnny (Al Pacino) is released from prison following a forgery charge, he quickly lands a job as a short-order cook at a New York diner. Following a brief fling with waitress Cora (Kate Nelligan), Frankie develops an attraction for Cora's friend and fellow waitress Frankie (Michelle Pfeiffer). While Frankie resists Johnny's charms initially, she eventually relents when her best friend, Tim (Nathan Lane), persuades her to give Johnny a chance.

Cast: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Héctor Elizondo, Nathan Lane, Kate Nelligan, Jane Morris, Greg Lewis, Al Fann

Director: Garry Marshall

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: New York City, Melodramatic, 1990s, Transformation, Best friend, Prison, Love, Passionate

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Susan WloszczynaUSA Today

    Last time, director Garry Marshall gave us the fairy tale with Pretty Woman. This time, he gets the story right. [11 Oct 1991, p.1D]

  • 75
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune

    Frankie & Johnny manages to work as a sudsy romantic picture about big city loneliness despite an awkward performance by Al Pacino in the role of a hash-house dispenser of wisdom. show more

  • 75
    Bill CosfordMiami Herald

    The lead roles are played by Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer. They're the reasons this movie works. Despite itself. [11 Oct 1991, p.G5]

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1992)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy