Frankie and Johnny (1991 Film) - Production


Kathy Bates, the actress who originated the role of Frankie in the 1987 Off-Broadway play, campaigned for the film role but was passed over in favor of Michelle Pfeiffer. She later said of the eventual casting: "I thought it was wonderful to see a love story about people over forty, ordinary people who were trying to connect... I don't think we will see it with this movie."

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country was filming in a nearby studio, and Garry Marshall arranged for the actors William Shatner (James T. Kirk) and Leonard Nimoy (Spock) to appear fully costumed, out of camera shot, behind a door in one scene in order to elicit genuine surprise from Al Pacino when he opened it.

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