Sinatra (TV miniseries)

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Sinatra
Sinatra miniseries.jpg
Promotional poster
Distributed by Columbia Broadcasting System
Warner Home Video
Directed by James Steven Sadwith
Produced by Richard M. Rosenbloom
Written by William Mastrosimone
Abby Mann
Starring Philip Casnoff
Olympia Dukakis
Joe Santos
Gina Gershon
Nina Siemaszko
Marcia Gay Harden
Music by Artie Butler
Cinematography Reynaldo Villalobos
Editing by Steve Potter
Scott Vickrey
Production company TS Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Country United States
Language English
Release date
  • November 8, 1992 (1992-11-08)
Running time 250 min; 60 min (4 episodes)

Sinatra is a 1992 CBS miniseries biography and drama about singer Frank Sinatra. Developed and executive produced by Frank's youngest daughter Tina Sinatra and approved by Frank himself. Directed by James Steven Sadwith, produced by Richard M. Rosenbloom, and written by William Mastrosimone and Abby Mann. It stars Philip Casnoff, Olympia Dukakis, Joe Santos, Gina Gershon, Nina Siemaszko, and Marcia Gay Harden. It won 2 and was nominated for 7 Emmy Awards, along with a win and 2 nominations for a Golden Globe Award. Released on November 8, 1992, it was re-released on a two disc DVD Warner Home Video on May 13, 2008.

Plot[edit]

Frank Sinatra (Casnoff) emerges from Hoboken, New Jersey, the son of local politician Natalie "Dolly" Sinatra (Dukakis) and fireman Anthony "Marty" Sinatra (Santos). Beginning his career as a singer for the Harry James (Posey) and Tommy Dorsey (Gunton) big bands, Sinatra struggles to keep his marriage to his teenage sweetheart Nancy Barbato (Gershon). Before long, his talent catapults him to both music and movie fame, but his personal failings place his career and marriage in danger. He endures tumultuous marriages and divorces with starlets Ava Gardner (Harden) and Mia Farrow (Siemaszko) while juggling his movie and singing careers and forming significant friendships with an ambitious young senator named John F. Kennedy (Kelly) and powerful Chicago mob boss Sam Giancana (Steiger).

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Filming[edit]

Filming was shot on location in Hoboken, New Jersey and at the Los Angeles Union Station in California.

Awards[edit]

Award Result
American Cinema Editors Award for Best Edited Episode from a Television Mini-Series Nominated
American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Mini-Series Nominated
Casting Society of America Award for Best Casting for TV Miniseries Nominated
Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Costume Design for a Miniseries or a Special (Shelley Komarov (costume designer))[1] Won
Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (James Steven Sadwith) Won
Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Art Direction for a Miniseries or a Special[1] Nominated
Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Special[1] Nominated
Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Editing for a Miniseries or a Special - Single Camera Production[1] Nominated
Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Hairstyling for a Miniseries or a Special[1] Nominated
Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Direction[1] Nominated
Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries Nominated
Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Drama Miniseries or a Special[1] Nominated
Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film Won
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Miniseries or Television Film (Philip Casnoff ) Nominated
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (Olympia Dukakis) Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Awards for Sinatra (1992)(TV)". IMDb. Retrieved August 16, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Sinatra at the Internet Movie Database