Search - Strictly Sinatra on DVD

Strictly Sinatra
Strictly Sinatra
Actors: Ian Hart, Kelly Macdonald, Brian Cox, Alun Armstrong, Tommy Flanagan
Director: Peter Capaldi
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2002     1hr 37min

A man accepts an offer to join the mafia in hopes of advancing his singing career and is slowly drawn into a life of crime. Genre: Feature Film-Drama Rating: R Release Date: 2-SEP-2003 Media Type: DVD


Larger Image

Movie Details

Actors: Ian Hart, Kelly Macdonald, Brian Cox, Alun Armstrong, Tommy Flanagan
Director: Peter Capaldi
Creators: Stephen Blackman, Peter Capaldi, Martin Walsh, Andrew Macdonald, Elaine Collins, Matthew Kuipers, Ruth Kenley-Letts
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Love & Romance, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 08/27/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2001
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 37min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: Spanish

Similar Movies

Stella Does Tricks
Director: Coky Giedroyc
   R   2001   1hr 39min
Ratcatcher - Criterion Collection
Director: Lynne Ramsay
   UR   2002   1hr 34min
All About the Benjamins
New Line Platinum Series
   R   2002   1hr 35min

Similarly Requested DVDs

Sherlock Holmes
Rental Ready
Director: Guy Ritchie
   PG-13   2010   2hr 8min
The Truman Show
Director: Peter Weir
   PG   1999   1hr 43min
The Godfather DVD Collection
The Godfather/ The Godfather - Part II/ The Godfather - Part III
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
   R   2001   9hr 5min
Take the Lead
Director: Liz Friedlander
   PG-13   2006   1hr 58min
There Will Be Blood
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
   R   2008   2hr 38min
The Secret Life of Bees
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
   PG-13   2009   1hr 50min
   PG-13   2009   2hr 1min
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
Director: Tony Scott
   R   2009   1hr 46min
District 9
Single-Disc Edition
Director: Neill Blomkamp
   R   2009   1hr 52min
The Recruit
Director: Roger Donaldson
   PG-13   2003   1hr 55min

Movie Reviews

Ian Hart does it his way
J. Bates | Arlington, VA United States | 08/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ian Hart is always an amazing performer, and this role is no exception. This is the story of Toni Cocozza, a small-time Scootish crooner with dreams of being the next Sinatra. It looks like he might finally be catching a break when he catches the eye of a "prominent local businessman" and meets the girl of dreams but nothing is ever that easy and he finds he has to earn his keep among in his new circle, much to the horror of his true friends. There is not a bad performance in the film. Kelly Macdonald, Alun Armstrong and Brian Cox portray their characters wonderfully, but it is ultimately Ian Hart's movie and he doesn't disappoint. I also think he sings quite well. Technically, there are no extras on the DVD which is a bit frustrating, but what can you do?"
Strictly for Ian Hart Fans
Tsuyoshi | Kyoto, Japan | 12/12/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Ian Hart, so convincing as John Lennon in "Backbeat," plays again a singer. He is Toni Cocozza, a Glaswegian crooner who sings only the songs of Sinatra (hence, the title). He dreams of being like Sinatra, but it is painfully obvious that he lacks something that will make him a star.But one day he accidentally gets acquainted with the local mobsters, after singing "In the Ghetto," much against his original intention. Anyway, Toni thinks this could be oppotunity for him, for Chisholm, one of the gangsters (played by Brian Cox) is interested in him, not as a singer maybe, but who cares? And Chisholm says he met Frank in person, which draws this naive, starrey-eyed Toni into underworld.The film shows some good characters, including Toni, Chesholm, and Toni's girlfriend Irene (played by wonderful Kelly MacDonald "Trainspotting"). And the film has very moody atmosphere. The acting is good, though the singing is not, because the point is, Toni is not supposed to be a big timer.But the most disappointing thing is its very conventional story and lack of power at many crutial moments of Toni's life. Toni is involved in many crimes, about which he shows little concern or interest. Ian Hart's deft performance cannot help the film from being just another ordinary UK gangster film.This is not a Frank Sinatra film, or about jazz singer for that matter. Consider this an off-beat gangster drama, and you might find it interesting.See Richard E Grant who briefly appears as himself."