Stallone: Frank, That Is

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6.51 h 12 min20217+
An inside look into the fascinating life, career and survival of the most unknown famous entertainer in Hollywood. Frank Stallone has seen and done it all. But, who is Frank Stallone? You know the name, now discover the Grammy and Golden Globe nominated singer, songwriter, musician and actor who has been entertaining audiences for over fifty years, all the while living in a giant shadow.
Directors
Derek Wayne Johnson
Starring
Frank StalloneSylvester StalloneBilly Dee Williams
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Documentary
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English [CC]
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English
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Supporting actors
Joe MantegnaTalia ShireBilly ZaneGeraldo RiveraDanny AielloBurt YoungFrankie Avalon
Producers
Frank StalloneDerek Wayne JohnsonRonald ZamberEmmett JamesChris MayDavid PolemeniCharlotte FantelliSimon Dolan
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Branded Studios
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4.4 out of 5 stars

139 global ratings

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M. SilvaReviewed in the United States on January 23, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
This is not a great documentary - but the information is accurate
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Frank Stallone IS a good musician. He is good simply because of his own talent and abilities - it’s his own qualities and talent that makes it so and he just happens to have an Uber famous brother.

However, this documentary only touches on the other side of this. Frank has not always been the nicest to people who have been nothing but nice to him. Some people in the doc refer to him as “moody.” That’s just the tip of the iceberg really. Unfortunately, Frank has compounded his own problem of searching for fair acknowledgment over the years - having sometimes even been outright cruel to people who are his own fans because he’s in a “mood.”

With that all said - the doc does accurately depict his abilities - and he is very talented. But although he claims to be in a good place of confidence in himself regardless of what people think - then why try so hard to mold someone’s impression? This doc doesn’t do the job well anyway in my opinion - ..but that’s just because it’s not a great doc. My thinking was always ..... be nicer, be gracious, be humble and let your talent speak for itself instead of telling your audience that you’re talented.

But notice - there was no need to mention his brother’s name in this review. Frank will create his own legacy regardless of having a super famous brother and I believe he has had that opportunity more so in the past two decades more than the two before that. Best of luck Frank Stallone - I hope your mark on the music world is “Far From Over.”
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East Coast GirlReviewed in the United States on March 18, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Frank is the best
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Refreshing documentary! I love the Frank got an opportunity to expose his real talents in this film versus living in the shadow of his brother. I love his independent thinking and I think it's worthy to note that the celebrities and professionals in the industry that spoke about him genuinely meant every word that they said. Hollywood makes stars only on the people they want to. Really is authentic talent Put out in the mainstream. Fish of reminders all to give independent artists a chance and support talented entertainers like Frank Stallone because they deserve it not because Hollywood said we should.
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M. WhitneyReviewed in the United States on June 3, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Boring vanity project
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He made a boring vanity project about himself. You were never famous like your brother. Big deal. You had one #10 song almost 40 years ago. No one would have every heard it if your brother didn't put in a movie he was directing. You're sore because you didn't get an Academy Award nomination?? For a song in a movie that has a 0% score on Rotten Tomatoes? Get over it dude, you're 70 years old. Go ahead, parade everyone you know to say nice things about you in your own documentary. Doesn't change the fact that I don't care and you are not interesting.
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Anthony C.Reviewed in the United States on May 12, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Feels a little self-serving.
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This film feels like an attempt to sell to the audience that Frank is great. Granted, he may be, but this feels like a hard sell. The documentary parades a bunch of celebrities, that obviously care about the guy as a person and respect his work, but they don't actually give the audience much insight on who Frank actually is. It feels more like a commercial indorsement rather than a insightful or genuine description of the documentary subject.

So if you like looking at celebrities, seeing old photos, and are in a mood for a commercial about why Frank is great I would recommend this film. Otherwise don't waste your time. (It's a fluff piece).
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BeenThereReviewed in the United States on April 28, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
FRANK aka Rocky No. B.
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Frank Stallone has had a multi faceted career that is to be sure. But, why has he not been the same huge, gigantic homerun as like his brother Rocky "Sylvester" Stallone?

The answer lies within this docu-drama movie of his own making. Frank always had ants in his jeans and always flitted from one genre or modus of entertainment to another. Youse guys need to stick to one thing like his acting to be totally for sure.

Yes, his brother Rocky "Sylvester" Stallone casts a really big shadow these days but it sure looks like FRANK can cast a big shadow these days too for sure.

Why not make an alternate Creed movie where FRANK aka Rocky No. B. raises Michael Jordan to be a boxer called "Creed Jr. No. B"?

That would surely bee lots of fun.
Scott BejdaReviewed in the United States on March 17, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
He is one of the unsung musicians and actors that people need to give a chance
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A very in-depth documentary about the like and career of Frank Stallone. Not only is he a talented singer, songwriter, and musician but he can act too. Barfly was an 80s cult classic! If that wasn't enough the man can throw hands. I remember as a kid seeing him beat the sh-t outta Geraldo for charity. This film documents all of that as well as him overcoming getting out of the shadow of his older brother. Many overlooked him because of that, but none the less Frank found much success throughout his career by carving out his own nitch, generating legions of fans over the years. This was well worth watching and I definitely recommend it.
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Khristine JacksonReviewed in the United States on September 3, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
The shadows of .... FAME .....
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Anyone who has ever watched a movie, television series Or played a song for entertainment. There was or is a possibility that that entertainer could have a sibling that is in the industry ..?? In the 1930's there was the "Barrymoore" sibling's... currently we have many other's who share the spotlight. It seems like he had some bad "Break's".. due to the time that he was coming up..?? The fact that his brother did assist him along the way .. May have been a curse ... More so than a blessing..?? Many sibling's and children of A-list stars ..tend to change their names ... Fame has many advantage's .... and he has weathered the storm pretty good ...
Vinnie881Reviewed in the United States on March 26, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Didnt pack a punch
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It comes off as a guy trying to tell you how great he is. I wanted it to be good, but feel like it needed more purpose than just self promiting.
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