Frankie and Johnny

Frankie and Johnny is the story of love and human relationships. More than a tale of two people falling in love, it's a character study of a colorful variety of "ordinary" New Yorkers. After being released from prison, after serving eighteen months for check forgery, Johnny takes a job as a short-order cook. He's immediately attracted to Frankie, a waitress, but she rejects any of his advances. Johnny is persistent and, after Frankie relents and goes to a party with Johnny, a romance develops between these two lonely people. However, their romance comes to an abrupt halt when Johnny proposes marriage and we learn why Frankie feared any romantic involvement.

  • Starring: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfiffer and Kate Nelligan
  • Director(s): Garry Marshall
  • Producer(s): Paramount Pictures
  • Screenwriter(s): Terrence McNally
  • Animal Coordinator: Unknown
  • Release Date: Wednesday, September 11, 1991

Featured Animal Action

Animal action is minimal and animals are primarily atmosphere, such as two mounted policemen and a dog on a leash. Turtles are seen in an aquarium. Some of the characters have pets, such as a cat which is present in various scenes and a dog on a bed.