The Last Days of Frankie the Fly

5.41 h 36 min1996R
Mild-mannered petty gangster Frankie "The Fly" (Dennis Hopper, "Easy Rider," "Blue Velvet") gets his long-dreamed-of chance to exact revenge on his bosses after he hooks up with a good-natured porn actress (Daryl Hannah, "Kill Bill") and her gambling-addicted director (Kiefer Sutherland, "24").
Peter Markle
Dennis HopperDaryl HannahKiefer Sutherland
English [CC]
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Michael Madsen
Peter MarkleDawna ChanBoaz DavidsonDanny DimbortAvi LernerDessie MarkovskyMark McGarryElie SamahaTrevor ShortTom Wright Jr.
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3.8 out of 5 stars

28 global ratings

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happy camperReviewed in the United States on July 4, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Hopper , Hannah and young Southerland in the off-beat story of their careers.
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Darryl Hannah a porn star ? Kiefer southerland a derelict porn director ? It all works fine in this movie made for cable Hopper plays as the bottom rung of a mob ..Michael Madsen plays the big gambino always looking to make Hopper look silly .Hopper plays a small time gangster whos love for Hannah is too big for words. Finally with much anger he conflicts with Madsen and tries to take him down. A joy to watch !!!
C McGheeReviewed in the United States on February 20, 2010
4.0 out of 5 stars
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This is a little off-beat gem as it deals with all of the dark issues about the mob but never in a heart attack manner. It is a comedy & to my mind better written that a lot of them. A good cast plus a good plot equals a better than you think movie.

Dennis Hopper is the low man in his family & why not. He's stuck in the past with his clothes, his music, and his ideals (there you go ideals from a gangster). Of course his ideals include Darryl Hannah who is his heart throb besides being the local porn actress. Hey honey nice dress! They even wrote the script so her Swedish co-star gets the laughs. Any how Frankie is serious about moving up in the world if only his boss would notice. His Boss (Michael Madsen) notices all right & prepares Frankie's daily meals of s**t.

This isn't the Godfather or Thief. It is the Godfather on gas. A funny quirky story, with a bit of heart in it. Think of a more serious 8 Heads in a Duffle Bag.
I laughed a lot. 4 Stars.
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Will1001aReviewed in the United States on October 22, 2019
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Brand new
Film LoversReviewed in the United States on October 20, 2015
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Five Stars
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Low budget indie classic film.
ivylee wilkersonReviewed in the United States on September 26, 2014
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Five Stars
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Thank You
C. BooneReviewed in the United States on March 9, 2007
3.0 out of 5 stars
Strange movie.
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Very strange movie, kind of off-the-beam, but that's OK. It's very worthwhile if you're a Dayton Callie fan. He wrote the script and has a good-sized part in the film.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on February 29, 2016
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Love the movie
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Richard RossReviewed in the United States on July 6, 2009
3.0 out of 5 stars
This 'Fly' Ain't Goldblum, But It's Good
Dennis Hopper delivers one of his most effective performances in this made for video film. He plays Frankie the Fly, a collector for the Mob. His boss is a sadist named Sal (Michael Madsen) who enjoys embarrassing Frankie in front of his underling Vic (Dayton Callie, who also wrote the film). Frankie isn't happy in his work since he lacks the mean streak that Sal and Vic possess. The only job perk is visiting one of his regular collections: a porno director named Joey (Kiefer Sutherland). Frankie is in love with Joey's starlet Margaret (Daryl Hannah) but is too shy to even talk to her. Joey owes Sal a lot of money so he devises a plan in which Frankie would place bets for him. Fly senses the danger in this but agrees under the condition that he be given the opportunity to write and direct a legit film for Margaret. An astonished Joey agrees and he wins over $6,000. After a few more bets are placed and Joey wins big, Sal gets wind of what's going on behind his back. He goes after the one person he knows would hurt Frankie the most: Margaret. The film gets very slow after the first half hour but things pick up again. The performances are what saves the film. Madsen actually acts rather than rely on tough guy bravado, Sutherland overacts shamelessly but is still entertaining, Hannah makes Margaret sympathetic and she looks great dolled up as Bettie Page. This is Hopper's movie though and he's excellent. For years he's made crap films that demand nothing more of him than to redo his crazy 'Blue Velvet' performance but here he plays it scared and sensitive. It's a very impressive performance. A must see for Hopper fans and worth a look for fans of Hannah, Madsen, or Sutherland.
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