Frankie and Johnny

Synopsis: Johnny on his release from his jail joins the restaurant where Frankie works. Johnny discovered his talent for cooking when in jail. Love at first sight bites Johnny on seeing Frankie. He makes direct attempts to get her heart. But deep a wound in Frankie's heart would not let her give her heart to Johnny. Johnny's divorced wife and kids have moved to a new world of a different person. Frankie opens up her tragic story and Johnny promises to be with her in difficult times.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Garry Marshall
Production: Paramount Home Video
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
118 min
1,033 Views's good but

Penn is the place to be.

I like Northwestern.

We shall be arriving

at Altoona in about 15 minutes.

On your right

is Rockview Correctional Institution,

one of the largest prisons

in Pennsylvania. you need

a BA and a Masters degree.

Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Get out your baggage checks

for Altoona.

...the obligation of placing

in his home the Holy Scriptures

and provide him with instructions

in the Christian faith.

As Thomas grows in years,

do you Frankie, as godmother,

and you, William, as godfather,

promise to fulfil these obligations?

Then, by the power vested in me,

I baptise you Thomas.

In the name of the Father, the Son...

Michael! Stop shooting,

you're making the minister crazy.

I'm outta here!

By the power vested in me

by this state,

I declare you released from custody.

- You're a free man.

- Thank you, Master Lincoln.

Try to stay out at least a year.

Good luck, Johnny.

- Thank you, Mr Rosen.

- You're the best cook here.

I sincerely pray

I'll never see you again.

- I'll miss your omelettes!

- I'll send you the recipe.

New York City can be

a real dangerous, hostile place.

It'll be a nice change.

New beginning for you men,

make the most of it.

Come back and cook for us, Johnny!

Delaney! I'm in, I'm out

I'm out! Out!

Nice thought, Lester!

Fresh air.

We're really free.

It was a beautiful christening.

Thanks for letting us use your house.

I love babies. Now, I don't have

any grandchildren...

Don't start, Mum.

Would you stop cleaning and sit down?

Come on.

This is the way people live, Frances.

Real people.

- What time's your bus?

- Late.

I want to spend some time with her.

- Now it's my fault!

- Nothing's your fault.

It was a lovely ceremony.

- You wanna try it again?

- One more time.

- No!

- Please! Yes, one more time.

- Great christening, honey.

- Gotta go. Bye, Frankie.

I better get going.

Baby, I worry about you in New York.

I'm fine, Mum.

Maybe I'm not the happiest person

who ever lived...

but that's not your fault.

Welcome to New York, you sinners.

This city is filled with sinners,

we don't need any more,

but you could be saved if

you follow the word of the Lord.

Will you follow? The Lord

can save you. Do you wanna be saved?

Do you? You must choose your way

today, brothers and sisters.

Do you hear me? You must choose...

Leo! Meet me at the corner.

Thank you.

VCR Special


Cabbie! Taxi!

- What are you doing?

- Helen's sick.

They're sending her home.

I don't know what's the matter.

Do you want water?

Nedda, get me some water, please.

You're going to be OK.

- I'm fine.

- I'll tell you when you're fine.

- What's wrong?

- He's sending me home.

Twice in one week?

Dizzy spells, not good.

It's my medication.

- Nick, I got a cab.

- Good.

Here's $10 for the cab,

you take Helen home.

- What about me?

- You take the bus.

I'll call you this afternoon.

That woman at table five

stiffed me last week.

OK, thanks for telling me.

I'll burn her toast.

I tell her to stop working so hard,

now she tells me that she's fine.

She doesn't look so fine to me.

She's been waiting on me

for ten years.

No wonder she's sick.

What are you talking about?

You know that nice dress...

Not so much butter!

I say this much, why you use

that much? Get off the phone.

In a minute, Tino.

Listen, baby, as soon I...

- Don't tie that thing up all day.

- Luther, who's gonna call you?

Scrambled with sausage, home fries

and a gun

to shoot that bitch on three.

- How was your weekend?

- It was great. I saw my mum...

Where's my bacon?

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Terrence McNally

Terrence McNally (born November 3, 1938) is an American playwright, librettist, and screenwriter. McNally has been described as "a probing and enduring dramatist" and "one of the greatest contemporary playwrights the theater world has yet produced". He has received the Tony Award for Best Play for Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class, as well as the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Kiss of the Spider Woman and Ragtime. His other accolades include an Emmy Award, two Guggenheim Fellowships, a Rockefeller Grant, four Drama Desk Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, two Obie Awards, three Hull-Warriner Awards, and a citation from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is a recipient of the Dramatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award as well as the Lucille Lortel Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2016, the Lotos Club honored McNally at their annual "State Dinner," which has previously honored such luminaries as W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, George M. Cohan, Moss Hart, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, Saul Bellow, and Arthur Miller. In addition to his award-winning plays and musicals, he also written two operas, multiple screenplays, teleplays, and a memoir.He has been a member of the Council of the Dramatists Guild since 1970 and served as vice-president from 1981 to 2001, and was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1996. In 1998, McNally was awarded an honorary degree from The Juilliard School in recognition for reviving The Lily Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program with the playwright, John Guare. In 2013, he returned to his alma mater, Columbia University, where he was the keynote speaker of the graduating class of 2013 on Class Day. He is a 2018 inductee of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The honor of election is considered the highest form of recognition of artistic merit in the United States.He has a career spanning six decades, and his plays, musicals, and operas are routinely performed all over the world. The diversity and range of his work is remarkable, with McNally resisting identification with any particular cultural scene. Simultaneously active in the regional and off-Broadway theatre movements as well as Broadway, he is one of the few playwrights of his generation to have successfully passed from the avant-garde to mainstream acclaim. His work centers on the difficulties of and urgent need for human connection. For McNally, the most important function of theatre is to create community by bridging rifts opened between people by difference in religion, race, gender, and particularly sexual orientation.In an address to members of the League of American Theatres and Producers he remarked, "I think theatre teaches us who we are, what our society is, where we are going. I don't think theatre can solve the problems of a society, nor should it be expected to ... Plays don't do that. People do. [But plays can] provide a forum for the ideas and feelings that can lead a society to decide to heal and change itself." more…

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