Film - Frankie and Johnny (1991) - Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill
Shakespeare-quoting, incurable romantic Johnny (Al Pacino) develops a passion for cooking while doing time for forgery. Upon release, he finds a job in the Big Apple. After Johnny sets eyes on cynical waitress Frankie (Michelle Pfeiffer), he falls like a California redwood. Johnny invites her to a going away party for a co-worker, but Frankie brushes him off. She plans to go alone. Regardless of the rejection, Johnny presses his luck. In spite of herself, Frankie enjoys Johnny’s company. They begin to date, but she feels smothered and breaks it off. Johnny’s persistence and irresistible personality persuade Frankie to try again. All seems well but takes a sudden turn for the worse. Barbara Steffek-Hill presents a series of classic and contemporary films from her personal favorites.