Frankie and Johnny (1991) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Frankie and Johnny

Garry Marshall, 1991

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Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune
Terrence McNally, 1987

Frankie and Johnny is a movie directed by Garry Marshall in 1991 and based on the play Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune by Terrence McNally, first published in 1987. The movie features Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hector Elizondo, Kate Nelligan, Nathan Lane, Jane Morris, and others.

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RATING

6.7

/ 10

Movie Poster: Frankie and Johnny (Garry Marshall, 1991)

7.7

/ 10

Book Cover: Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune (Terrence McNally, 1987)

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Storyline

An emotionally scarred waitress named Frankie attends her godson’s baptism in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Johnny has just been released from prison, and gets a job in the café beside waitress Frankie. Frankie is a bit of a loner, but Johnny is determined their romance will blossom.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Frankie and Johnny, the 1991 movie by Garry Marshall

Year

1991

Minutes

118

Movie Rate

6.70

Source: IMDb

Movie

Frankie and Johnny

Country: USA

Year: 1991

Length: 1h58m

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Cover of Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, the 1987 book by Terrence McNally

Year

1987

Pages

112

Book Rate

7.72

S: Goodreads

Book

Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune

Country: USA

First published in: 1987

Length: 112 pages

Genre: Play

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Poster of Frankie and Johnny, the 1991 movie by Garry Marshall

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7 votes

3 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, the 1987 book by Terrence McNally

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