Frankie and Johnny 1991

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Frankie and Johnny ★★★ 1991 (R)

Excon gets a job as a short-order cook and falls for a world-weary waitress. She doesn't believe in romance, but finally gives into his pleas for a chance and finds out he may not be such a bad guy after all. Nothing can make Pfeiffer dowdy enough for this role, but she and Pacino are charming together. In a change of pace role, Nelligan has fun as a fellow waitress who loves men. Based on the play “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” by McNally who also wrote the screenplay. 117m/C VHS, DVD . Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hector Elizondo, Nathan Lane, Kate Nelligan, Jane Morris, Greg Lewis, Al Fann, K. Callan, Phil Leeds, Tracy Reiner, Dey Young; D: Garry Marshall; W: Terrance McNally; C: Dante Spinotti; M: Marvin Hamlisch. British Acad. ‘91: Support. Actress (Nelligan); Natl. Bd. of Review ‘91: Support. Actress (Nelligan).