R | | Comedy, Drama, Music
An aging rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon.
Dan Fogelman had Pacino in mind to play Danny Collins while writing the script. Pacino agreed, with only one request, that Bobby Cannavale play his son.
Hank, I haven't written a song in thirty years. THIRTY YEARS. I'm a fucking joke.
After Danny has been to see his son for the first time, he returns to the Hilton and is seated at the bar, apparently drunk. There is a glass in front of him which is empty except for some melted ice. Mary enters the bar and politely tries to tell him he's had too much to drink. Danny points out there is only water in his glass. Mary orders a tequila and soda and the bar tender serves her but does not refresh Danny's glass. Following this, we see the bar tender polishing the glasses and in the next shot, we see Danny's glass now contains alcohol.
During the end credits, a clip of a Steve Tilston (the inspiration for Danny Collins) interview and a couple of newspaper headlines (that describe Tilston's finding of the John Lennon letter) are shown.
$73,200 (USA) (20 March 2015)
$5,348,317 (USA) (8 May 2015)
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