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Danny Collins (2015)

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An aging rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Al Pacino ... Danny Collins
Annette Bening ... Mary Sinclair
Jennifer Garner ... Samantha Leigh Donnelly
Bobby Cannavale ... Tom Donnelly
Christopher Plummer ... Frank Grubman
Katarina Cas ... Sophie
Giselle Eisenberg ... Hope Donnelly
Melissa Benoist ... Jamie
Josh Peck ... Nicky Ernst
Brian Thomas Smith ... Judd / Busy Work
Scott Lawrence ... Dr. Ryan Kurtz
Michael Patrick McGill ... Neighbor Steve
Kiff VandenHeuvel ... Marty
Nick Offerman ... Guy DeLoach
Eric Michael Roy ... Young Danny Collins (as Eric Schneider)
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Storyline

Inspired by a true story, Al Pacino stars as aging 1970s rocker Danny Collins, who can't give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager (Christopher Plummer) uncovers a 40 year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he decides to change course and embarks on a heartfelt journey to rediscover his family, find true love and begin a second act.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, drug use and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Imagine See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$72,459, 22 March 2015

Gross USA:

$5,637,066

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,835,752
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The audience used was from a Chicago concert.The band took a 15 minute break while Pacino and crew did their thing. See more »

Goofs

Near the end, Danny Collins hands over his AMEX card to pay for his hotel, but never bothers to get it back. See more »

Quotes

Danny Collins: Just give me a day to do something good for you. And then, you know, I'm gone forever. And you still go to heaven because you're so damn tolerant, and I will still go to hell because, you know, you can't buy redemption. Everybody wins. Let's do this thing. Come on.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, a clip of a Steve Tilston (the inspiration for Danny Collins) interview and a couple of newspaper headlines (that describe Tilston's finding of the John Lennon letter) are shown. See more »


Soundtracks

Love
Written by John Lennon
Performed by John Lennon
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Intellectually and Emotionally Stimulating Film
15 April 2015 | by billcurry-1See all my reviews

Because this film is intellectually and emotionally stimulating in a subtle way, I had to drive 65 miles, from Lafayette to Baton Rouge, where it was in was in one compartment of a multiplex. That the compartment was Number Nine was a nice touch. But New Orleans had it in three theaters. My review: I enjoyed it. Been a fan of Pacino since Dog Day Afternoon, Plummer since Sound of Music, Lennon since fall, 1963. And I've never seen a movie with Annette Bening that I didn't' like. The script was good; I didn't see anything not to like. So why didn't the movie come to me rather than vice versa? Apparently, the theater owners where I live won't bet on a movie without car chases, guns, shooting, war, all sorts of violence, or juvenile, senseless humor, or mainstream sports. Perhaps a little thriller/horror/sci-fi/blockbuster (Titanic, JFK) might seep through. The sad thing is they may be right. A movie devoid of the aforementioned criteria might lose money here.


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