Frankie and Johnny (1991) Poster

Al Pacino: Johnny



  • Johnny : You don't have to be afraid anymore.

    Frankie : I am. I'm afraid. I'm afraid to be alone, I'm afraid not to be alone. I'm afraid of what I am, what I'm not, what I might become, what I might never become. I don't want to stay at my job for the rest of my life but I'm afraid to leave. And I'm just tired, you know, I'm just so tired of being afraid.

  • Johnny : Now, there's a man and a woman. He's a cook. She's a waitress. Now, they meet and they don't connect. Only, she noticed him. He could feel it. And he noticed her. And they both knew it was going to happen. They made love, and for maybe one whole night, they forgot the 10 million things that make people think, I don't love this person, I don't like this person, I don't know this- Instead, it was perfect, and they were perfect. And that's all there was to know about. Only now, she's beginning to forget all that, and pretty soon he's going to forget it too.

  • Frankie : Why do you want to kill yourself sometimes?

    Johnny : I want to kill myself sometimes when I think that I'm the only person in the world and that part of me that feels that way is trapped inside this body, that only bumps into other bodies, without ever connecting to the only other person in the world trapped inside of them. We have to connect. We just have to.

  • Johnny : I think we should get married and have kids.

    Frankie : [hysterical]  I don't like kids!

    Johnny : I don't believe that.

    Frankie : [pause]  I can't have any! Are you happy now?

  • [doorbell rings] 

    Tim : Are you expecting someone?

    Frankie : No.

    [doorbell rings again] 

    Frankie : Hello, who is it?

    Johnny : Frankie?

    Frankie : Johnny?

    Tim : Ooh, I just got goosebumps.

  • Johnny : So, how about you? Do you ever want to kill yourself sometimes?

    Frankie : Yeah, everybody wants to kill themselves sometime.

  • Johnny : I know I can't the make the bad go away. You're right, I can't. But when the bad comes again, I am gonna be next to you.

  • Mr. Rosen : [to Johnny as he leaves prison]  New York City can be a real dangerous, hostile place.

    Johnny : It'll be a nice change.

  • Johnny : [Waiting for Frankie]  I have a cousin who's gay, by the way.

    Tim : Oh, most people do.

    Frankie : Ready!

    Johnny : He's a really great guy.

    Tim : I'm sure.

    Johnny : He just found out he was gay a couple of months ago.

    Tim : Well, I'll look him up in the directory. Under the new entries.

  • Frankie : [shows Johnny a scar on her neck]  The man I was with... he did this with a belt buckle. He's the reason I can't have kids. He, uh... he knocked me around while I was... pregnant.

    [begins crying] 

    Frankie : I lost the baby.

    Johnny : [gently kisses the scar]  It's gone.

    Frankie : It'll never be gone.

  • Frankie : Why are you doing this?

    Johnny : Everything I want is in this room.

  • Frankie : [Johnny carves a rose out of a potato and gives it to Frankie]  What is *that?*

    Johnny : A rose. It grew in the kitchen.

  • Johnny : Raw eggs, coming up!

    Frankie : Not raw! Runny!

  • [repeated line] 

    Johnny : Pardon my French.

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