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Frank and Ava

Frank and Ava is a movie starring Rico Simonini, Emily Elicia Low, and Harry Dean Stanton. Before he was chairman of the board. He was just a man, desperate for a woman, clinging to a dream. The story of Sinatra as never told before...

Other Titles
Frank & Ava
Running Time
1 hours 50 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
History, Drama, Biography
Michael Oblowitz
Rico Simonini, Willard Manus
Emily Elicia Low, Rico Simonini, Harry Dean Stanton, Lukas Haas
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

The steel line of sex and tension is palpable throughout this harrowing and heart-stirring Hollywood romance between Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner. It's 1949 and Sinatra, the former king of swoon who once enchanted millions of "bobby soxers", is at the downturn of his career as the once golden "Voice" is now compromised by a hemorrhage to his vocal cords while his reputation is lambasted by the press who parade his alleged Mafia connections, liberal sympathies, and extramarital affairs. In the midst of his despair, he falls hard and fast for Gardner, MGM's sultry starlet with whom he shares proclivities for passion, whiskey, obstinacy, and sexual infidelities. Equal to his desire to maintain the interest of the mercurial Gardner, is his almost sacred infatuation aimed at attaining the role of Private Angelo Maggio in Columbia Picture's From Here to Eternity, the sole ray of hope in salvaging his career. An acknowledged long shot due to his questionable acting chops and heretofore box office bombs, Sinatra actively campaigns for the role while divorcing his wife, Nancy, and entering a sexually charged, but suspicion-filled marriage with Gardner that is marked by infidelities, Ava's abortions and Frank's suicide attempts as their hapless romance is parodied by the press who play them off each other. Acclaimed director, Michael Oblowitz, impeccably stylized the film, using locations in Rome, Italy, Hollywood, CA and Sinatra's Palm Springs home to bring Frank and Ava to life. In addition to introducing Rico Simonini and Emily Elicia Low in the title roles, the film also features Eric Roberts, Lukas Haas, Richard Portnow, Domenick Lombardozzi, Neil Sandilands, Jonathan Silverman, Terry Moore and the legendary Harry Dean Stanton; in his last feature film appearance.

Comments about history «Frank and Ava» (13)

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Samuel Morales

What a great movie! It's so true to life, so true to the times, and so true to the people involved. I really liked it. I saw it at the cinema and was totally blown away. The story was great, and the acting was great. It was a very emotional movie, and it had a great message. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who likes history and true stories. It's a very real movie, and I think it should be shown in schools all over the world.

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Dorothy Obrien

What a great movie! A must see for all those who love history and love history in general. Great acting, great directing and an amazing story. I have read the book and this is what I have been waiting for. I was very impressed with the amount of details that were left out of the movie and the changes in the story line. I have read a few reviews here and they are really negative. I have read the book and I have to say that I was really disappointed with the movie. I was expecting a movie to be better then the book. I was expecting the movie to be more detailed and more accurate. I have to say that the movie was great and I can't wait for the DVD release.

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My favorite film of all time is "Mystic River" (2007). I am not surprised that this is the movie of my choice. This is a film about redemption, about finding the good in all of us. I am a big fan of Dustin Hoffman and this movie is a wonderful portrayal of a man who was broken and trying to make something of himself. I love how the movie shows how the stories in the book are a mirror of the stories in the film. I love how Dustin Hoffman's character is always telling the story of his past, and how he is trying to make a difference in his life. I love the scene where Dustin is telling the story of how he got the job with the Chinese family. This is a great example of the movie making the story more than just a "good guy gets the job" story. This is the real story of the real man who was turned down by the Chinese family. I loved the way the movie showed how Dustin Hoffman's character and the book ended up in the same place. This movie is a great example of a good movie and I recommend it to all. My favorite movie of all time is "Mystic River" (2007). My favorite film of all time is "The Godfather".

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Judith C.

The film is a mixture of interviews and archival footage, and some music, as well as several other sources. It is an interesting and entertaining film. The film is centered around the personal life of James Cagney, a famous actor who was involved in a number of famous fights during the late 19th century. The film is divided into two parts. The first part is a short, but informative documentary about the actor James Cagney, and his life. The second part, which is about his fight career, is a bit longer, but much more interesting. The film is narrated by his nephew, and is quite entertaining. The film is well-filmed and edited. The acting is great. I would recommend this film to anyone who wants to know about the life of James Cagney.

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I have to say that this movie was pretty awesome, but I wasn't really into it. I didn't really care for either of the leads, I didn't really like the writing, and I wasn't really impressed with the story. I didn't think that it was a very good movie. The acting was not great, and the story didn't seem like it was going anywhere. I really can't think of anything that I liked about this movie. I thought it was mediocre at best. However, I am very glad that I didn't pay to see it, because I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

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Laura Perez

The film is well done. But it is a little disappointing that I could not believe the story was based on fact. I am so glad to hear that such a fantastic film is coming out. It is one of the best I have seen. I was not familiar with the events of 9/11, and I was able to see the movie without being biased. I was impressed by the actors and actresses. I was really impressed by the story. I would like to see a film about 9/11 and how it affected the country. I am not sure why this film has been so slow in getting released. If you have not seen it, I would say see it.

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Alan M.

I'm a big fan of historical fiction, and I am very impressed with this movie. The movie is very good, and the two main actors did an amazing job. I will say that it's a little too long, but it was a very good story, and it kept me on the edge of my seat. The scenes where the slaves were in chains, and the main character was an escaped slave, the movie was great. The movie was very accurate, and it gave me a good feeling. The movie is very good, and I will definitely recommend it to my friends.

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Lauren F.

I was hesitant to see this film for a number of reasons. I am a history major at my university, and most films dealing with the Civil War are either historical films or historical fiction. This film, however, is an historical drama. The performances are excellent, the script is good, the costumes are great, and the cinematography is very good. I have a feeling that people who like historical dramas, like me, will enjoy this film. The movie is not one of those that everyone has to like. The Civil War is an important part of our history, and this movie is a very good depiction of what the war was like. I think it is a great film for people who are interested in the Civil War, and I hope it will become a part of the history curriculum in college.

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Patrick Gonzales

This is a very entertaining film about the trials of Hitler's Germany. It is interesting to see how they portrayed Hitler as a man and a leader, as opposed to the way he was portrayed in the Hollywood movies of the time. The film is a bit slow, and it is not an easy film to follow, but it is worth watching. The acting is good and the direction is good. The director uses this time period very well, and there are many interesting things about the time period. It is also worth watching for the period in which it is set.

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Philip Carr

This is the first feature film from "The American Experience", a documentary film series that is now in its 10th year. The film is based on a book written by the British film critic John Donne. This film is based on the true story of Josephine Baker, the wife of one of the founding fathers of the United States, who was executed in the early 1800s for witchcraft and other crimes. This film was shot in 16mm and looks great. The acting was very good. The story is not a good one. But the film does a good job of showing the impact of the Salem witch trials on the people of the country. The film is about Josephine Baker, and the Salem witch trials. There is a lot of information about the witch trials and it is not very well known. The film is based on the facts that Josephine Baker was a witch, and the Salem witch trials, which took place in 1792. This film is not a historical documentary, but a film about the witch trials. It is a very good film about the Salem witch trials, and it is a great film about the Salem witch trials. The film does a good job of showing the impact of the witch trials on the people of the country, and the film is very good. The film is very good, and it is very good. I liked the film, and I recommend it.

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Crystal Hall

I love the story of the King and Queen of England, so I really wanted to see this movie. I love the historical aspects, and the story itself. The movie was very interesting and I enjoyed it very much. The cast was very good, but the characters were not that strong. I really like the story of King Edward and Queen Anne, and the story of Edward and the Queen was good. I really loved the story of Queen Anne and Edward. I think the movie was well done and I recommend it to anyone who likes historical movies.

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Albert E.

To a certain extent, this movie is a historical drama. It shows how the name of "Beijing" became the name of the city of the Chinese empire, and how the emperor Wu of the Tang dynasty, who was crowned emperor, had to learn to live with the people who were in his kingdom. This is a very important story, and I recommend it to everyone who is interested in history. The movie is a little slow in the beginning, and it is a bit slow in the end. But, the movie is very good, and it is really interesting to watch.

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Megan Bryant

I'm not a great fan of war movies, but I did enjoy this one. This was the best of the trilogy, although the first one was better. It was about the Cold War, and the lack of communication between the United States and the Soviet Union. The movie was made in the early 1970's, when the Cold War was still in its infancy, and the Soviet Union was still a socialist dictatorship. The movie is set in the early 1980's, when the Cold War was over. The Soviet Union and the United States are both in the process of transitioning to democratic governments, and in this movie we see the effect of that transition on American and Soviet soldiers who are stationed in the former Soviet Union. The soldiers are pretty well portrayed. They are portrayed as tough, intelligent, and caring. The acting was very good, and the story was good. I would have liked to have seen more action scenes, but I guess I'll have to wait until the next one to see that.