Frankie and Johnny are Married (2004)

Frankie and Johnny are Married
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 36mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords docudrama
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Daniel Irom Co-Producer n/a 170 3000002
Alice West Producer n/a 3 3000001
Michael Pressman Director n/a 2 2000001
Michael Pressman Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Jacek Laskus Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Michael Rafferty Editor n/a 172 7000002
Jeff Freeman Editor n/a 172 7000001
David E. Kelley Actor Himself 1 1000010
Linda Klein Actor n/a 1 1000009
Stephen Tobolowsky Actor Murray 1 1000004
Alan Rosenberg Actor Alan 1 1000003
Lisa Chess Actor Herself 1 1000002
Jillian Armenante Actor Cynthia 1 1000005
Morgan Nagler Actor Sally 1 1000006
Maury Sterling Actor n/a 1 1000008
Ann Hearn Actor n/a 1 1000007
Michael Pressman Actor Himself 1 1000001
Synopsis
A romantic comedy about Michael Pressman, a successful television director/producer and Lisa Chess, a talented struggling actress, who are married and decide to mount a production in Los Angeles of "Frankie and Johnny in the Clare de Lune," in equity-waiver, with the hopes of bringing some life and joy back into their marriage. They bring in Alan Rosenberg to play Johnny and Lisa plays Frankie and Michael directs. What starts off as a simple idea to revitalize the marriage turns into an utter nightmare. Alan becomes insanely difficult and the marriage becomes even more strained as the rehearsal process becomes tense and explosive. It reaches a point where after a devastatingly disastrous preview, Michael shuts the play down and loses his whole investment, and possibly his marriage. His only choice is to take over the role of Johnny himself and fire Alan Rosenberg. Now the stakes are truly high as to whether or not this couple can pull it off.