Frankie und seine Spießgesellen (1960)27K
Frankie und seine Spießgesellen: Directed by Lewis Milestone. With Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford. Danny Ocean gathers a group of his World War II compatriots to pull off the ultimate Las Vegas heist. Together the eleven friends plan to rob five Las Vegas casinos in one night.
“I first saw this movie when I was a little kid. Being a big Sinatra fan and a lover of 60u0026#39;s and 70u0026#39;s movies I watched it again last night. I remembered loving it as a kid but now I have to say that this movie stinks.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eSure it looks all 60u0026#39;s cool and has Sinatra, Martin, and Davis but honestly it was Cesar Romero who stole the show. Romero housed every member of the rat pack. This guy was on a different level from the rest of the cast and it showed. Sinatra was phoning it in as was Martin. The only guys even trying to act were Davis and Lawford. After the film was over I had a new found respect for Cesar Romero.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eOkay now that Iu0026#39;ve crapped on the acting which was mediocre with the exception of Cesar R. I really have to crap on the writing, but this is more like something after eating five black bean burritos with chiles and a quart of Mexican tap water.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWho is the Greek guy? Why is he even in the film? It looks like Sinatra has the thing planned out what did this guy do? I guess he was there for comic relief but not only was he annoying but his purpose is never really explained. Why would the 11 cut him in, he didnu0026#39;t do anything.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eNext, you mean to tell me that there is no security in the money room at a casino. I mean basically these guys turn off the lights and only have to subdue one or two money counters before getting to the safe at each casino. I can suspend my disbelief as much as the next guy but youu0026#39;d have to be brain dead to buy into this part of the story.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eFinally, the Oceanu0026#39;s 11 gang are spread out from Phoenix to Salt Lake, to San Francisco and Los Angeles. The gang descends on Vegas to pull the heist but then as a matter of coincidence everybodyu0026#39;s mistress, mom and fiancé also decide to go to Vegas for the New Yearu0026#39;s festivities, to throw a monkey wrench in the heist and put Cesar Romero on the case. The script is weak. Decent story but the execution is lame from the get go.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAfter seeing so many rave reviews for this flick I just had to chime in. Giving it a 9 out of 10 because this u0026quot;isnu0026#39;t supposed to be a good movieu0026quot; is a sorry excuse. So is the lame excuse u0026quot;hey these guys are just being themselves and goofing off like they do when the cameras arenu0026#39;t rolling.u0026quot; To my eyes the Rat Pack werenu0026#39;t having fun. They looked bored and like they were all mailing it in. Looks more like they had a contractual obligation to make this flick and they didnu0026#39;t put any effort into it. Like I said the only guys trying were Sammy Davis Jr, and the scene stealing Cesar Romero.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAs a heist film this movie stinks. Rating 1/10 Good premise, thatu0026#39;s it. Acting stinks for the most part: 3/10 (Cesar gets an 11/10.) Script: 0/10 Style Points: 8/10 pretty cool display of 60u0026#39;s cool. Needed more exteriors and cars to bring it to 10/10 the sets were cheap too.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eOverall a 4/10 for me. Sinatra and gang normally cool but are borderline lame in this movie and itu0026#39;s the script that should have been put in that casket with Richard Conte, not the mony.”