produced and directed by Garry Marshall, starring Michelle Pfeiffer
and Al Pacino
in the title roles. It was based on an off-Broadway
by Terrence McNally
, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune,
which starred Kathy Bates
and F. Murray Abraham
Frankie is a waitress who's afraid of closeness, Johnny an ex-con short-order cook who has fallen hard for her. The movie makes wonderful use of music, and the stars' performances are terrific. Leonard Maltin called it "a moving ode to loneliness."