Johnny is a lonely middle-aged man who gets a job in a restaurant owned by a greek family. There, he meets Frankie, a woman who doesn’t seem very happy with her life, and he falls in love with her. The problem is that Frankie feels really lost in her monotony, so he can’t convince her about his feelings… –IMDb
The guiding force behind some of the most popular films and television shows of the late 20th century, Emmy-nominated writer, director and producer Garry Marshall rose from the writers’ room on series like “The Dick Van Dyke Show” (CBS, 1961-66) to producer and creator of such enduring hits as “The Odd Couple” (ABC, 1970-75), “Happy Days” (ABC, 1974-1984), “Laverne and Shirley” (ABC, 1976-1983) and “Mork and Mindy” (ABC, 1978-1982). Marshall’s segue into film direction during the early 1980s was equally successful and would go on to include such box office juggernauts as “Pretty Woman” (1990) and the “The Princess Diaries” (2001) franchise. A frequent bit player in films and television program, he could be counted on to provide streetwise humor and curmudgeonly charm, most notably on “Murphy Brown” (CBS, 1988-1998) and the feature comedy “Keeping Up with the Steins” (2006), which was directed by his son, Scott.
Born Garry Kent Marshall in New York City, NY on Nov. 13, 1934, Marshall… read more
The inexplicable casting renders this film moot. The roles were originated on stage by Kathy Bates and Kenneth Welsh; the whole point of the play is to uncover the magic between two ordinary people... not two glamorous megastars.