The Last Days of Frankie the Fly

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The Last Days of Frankie the Fly ★★ 1996 (R)

It's gonna seem familiar because it's yet another criminal lowlife story set in L.A. but at least Hopper's presence makes this slightly more than routine. He's Frankie, a semi-pathetic petty thief with big dreams and not much talent. He works for vicious gangster Sal (Madsen) and becomes smitten with ex-junkie Margaret (Hannah), who would like to be a legit actress but is instead working in porn. When Frankie decides to impress Margaret, he naturally gets into trouble. 96m/C VHS, DVD . Dennis Hopper, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen, Kiefer Sutherland, Dayton Callie, Jack McGee; D: Peter Markle; W: Dayton Callie; C: Phil Parmet; M: George S. Clinton.