Purportedly true story of the affair between singer Phyllis McGuire, and Mafia boss Sam Giancana, famous for his alleged connections to John F Kennedy and Frank Sinatra.Written by
Duncan Shine <Shine@Telecall.Co.Uk>
When Sam and Phyllis drive to Palm Springs, a wide shot as they head across the desert shows that the driver side taillight is out. When the arrive at the motel, both taillights are working. See more »
You Do Something to Me
Written by Cole Porter
Produced and Arranged by Sidney James
Courtesy of Warner/Chappell Music See more »
Based on true events, but how accurate this movie depicts the facts is of question. This is a very interesting story. It does get a little slow in parts, and keeps you waiting for fever pitch that never arrives.
John Turturro plays mobster Sam Giancana, who while in Las Vegas falls in love with Phyllis McGuire, one of the singing McGuire Sisters. McGuire is aptly played by Mary-Louise Parker. Giancana stops at nothing in his whirlwind courtship of the sweet singer. The two become a big item and are summoned to appear before a Grand Jury in Chicago. Mobster Sam decides not to testify and goes to jail, ending up transfered to a Mexican prison.
Strong language runs rampant; this is a gangster flick after all. Your interest is maintained, but leaves you wanting to research the actual facts and events. Recommend for a lazy afternoon.
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