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Frankie and Johnny (1991)

Duration 1h 58m Ratings UK: 15, USA:  Source of story A play “Frankie and Johnny in Claire de Lune” by Terrence McNally Director Garry Marshall Writers/Script Terrence McNally Starring Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hector Elizondo, Nathan Lane, Kate Nelligan, Jane Morris, Greg Lewis,  Ratings IMDb: 6.8 by 28,527 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 66% by 29 reviewers. … Continue reading

Any Given Sunday (1999)

Duration 2h 42m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Said to be “partly based on” a novel “On Any Given Sunday” written in 1984 by Pat Toomay (A NFL player) Director Oliver Stone Writers/Script John Logan, Oliver Stone (story Daniel Pyne, John Logan and others) Starring Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz, Dennis Quaid, James Woods, Jamie … Continue reading

Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

Duration 2h 5m Rating (UK) X Source of story A Life Magazine article “The Boys in the Bank” by P.F. Kluge, about a real bank robbery which took place in 1972. Director Sidney Lumet Writers/Script Frank Pierson Starring John Cazale, Al Pacino, Charles Durning, Lance Henriksen, Dominic Chianese, Chris Sarandon, Penelope Allen, Elevator Pitch: Three … Continue reading

Misconduct (2016)

Duration 1h 46m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Shintaro Shimosawa Writers/Script Simon Boyes, Adam Mason Starring Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino, Alice Eve, Malin Akerman, Byung-hun Lee, Julia Stiles, Elevator Pitch: Ben Cahill, a young and ambitious lawyer is persuaded to meet up with a former lover, Emily Hynes, … Continue reading

The Godfather: Part II (1974)

Duration 3h 22m Rating (UK) X Source of story Just a bit out of Pario Puzo’s bok The Godfather and continuing the story from the first film. Director Francis Ford Coppola Writers/Script Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo Starring Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diana Keaton, Robert De Niro, John Cazale, Talia Shire, Lee Strasberg, Michael V. … Continue reading

The Irishman (2019)

Duration 3h 29m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book called “I Heard You Paint Houses” purporting to tell the true story of the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, but this disputed by others. Director Martin Scorsese Writers/Script Steven Zaillian Starring Robert De Nero, Al pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Stephen … Continue reading

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)

Duration 2h 41m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A riff on events in Hollywood in 1969, in an alterative reality. Director Quentin Tarantino Writers/Script Quentin Tarantino Starring Leonardo Di Caprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, Al Pacino, Rafal Zawierucha, Lorenza Izzo, Kurt Russell, … Continue reading

Scarface (1983)

Duration 2h 50m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story Inspired by a 1932 Howard Hawks film of the same name but set in Chicago, itself derived from a novel by Armitage Trail. Director Brian De Palma Writers/Script Oliver Stone Starring Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia, F. Murray Abraham, Harris … Continue reading

The Recruit (2003)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An orignal screenplay Writers/Script Roger Towne, Kurt Wimmer, Mitch Glazer Additional Info Said to be watched by CIA recruits as light entertainment. Director Roger Donaldson Starring Al Pacino, Colin Farrell, Bridget Moynahan, Gabriel Macht Elevator Pitch A group of young men and women are recruited to … Continue reading

The Godfather: Part III (1990)

Duration 2h 42m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The original book and the first two films, and some real events in the 1980s. Writer/s Script Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola Additional Info There is almost unlimited secondardy info about this movie, much of it about the casting of Sofia Coppola as Mary Corleone. I … Continue reading

Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)

Released 2007 Rating (UK) PG Source of story A riff on the previous outings of the gang Writer/s Script Brian Koppelman, David Levien Director Steven Soderbergh Starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Elliot Gould, Al Pacino, Don Cheadle, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Bernie Mac, Carl Reiner, Eddie Izzard, Ellen Barkin, Julian Sands, Andy Garcia … Continue reading

The Godfather: Part II

Released 1974 Rating X (over 18s) in UK Director Francis Ford Coppola Writer/s Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola Starring Al Pacino, Robert De Nero, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton Source of story A development from The Godfather Elevator Pitch We move between the early life of Vito Corleone from his youth in Sicilly to his early … Continue reading

The Godfather

Released 1972 Rating 15 in UK Director Francis Ford Coppola Writer/s Coppola, Mario Puzo Starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, Richard Conti, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Source of story Novel by Mario Puzo Elevator Pitch Rival families battle for control of neighbourhoods in 1940s New York. When the Godfather is … Continue reading

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