The multi-talented lesser known Stallone finally gets his own documentary, Stallone: Frank, That Is!
Frank Stallone is a true entertainer. He can sing, act, play guitar, and throws a mean left hook in the ring. He has swagger like Elvis, a voice like Sinatra, and dazzles every audience with his larger than life stage presence, storytelling, and charm. It’s hard to believe someone with so many talents could be overlooked, unless your older brother is Sylvester Stallone (ROCKY, RAMBO).
Stallone: Frank, That Is is a captivating look at Frank Stallone’s rise to success told in his own words. Life has blessed him with many amazing opportunities and he’s grateful for all of them but he’s still the “most unknown famous entertainer in Hollywood.” This movie shows the real Frank Stallone, equal parts humble and grateful, mixed with a dash of bitterness that’s masked with a great sense of humor. The documentary is packed with interviews from A-list talent like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Billy Zane, Danny Aiello, and Talia Shire, as well as Frank’s bandmates and family members. This movie will take you back to Frank’s childhood and show his musical talent develop from singing on street corners to touring the world.
Frank Stallone was born in New York City in 1950 and grew up in a middle class neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia. Here he developed his singing voice and a passion for music, especially the guitar. After more than a decade of being in bands and cutting his teeth in the club circuit Frank’s hard work paid off when his song “Take You Back” was featured in the 1976 box office smash ROCKY. Now the gloves were off and Frank’s music career was on the rise. Thanks to the success of ROCKY his band Valentine landed a much-deserved record deal with RCA Records.
The music of Frank Stallone can be heard on the soundtracks to Rocky 1, 2, and 3, Over The Top, Rambo Part 2, The Expendables 2 and Paradise Alley to name a few. His voice is a nice compliment to a lot of his brother’s films. Frank is also responsible for the hit song “Far From Over” from the Saturday Night Fever movie sequel Stayin’ Alive (John Travolta, Cynthia Rhodes). This track earned him Grammy and Golden Globe nominations, officially solidifying his rockstar status. Personally, I think “Far From Over” ranks as one of the most inspirational songs ever. It definitely gets me pumped up!
Besides hit songs Frank Stallone has also had his fair share of roles in hit movies. He can be seen in the 1987 cult-classic movie, Barfly, trading fists with Mickey Rourke and sporting a mustache in the notable western Tombstone. Frank is also the star of dozens of fan favorites like Terror in Beverly Hills, Fear, and Hudson Hawk.
Hollywood may not give him roles like his brother but that doesn’t matter to Frank, he’s carved out his own path. His music has earned him three platinum albums, ten gold albums, and five gold singles. He’s done amazing things in his career like jam with John Oates (Hall & Oates), spar with Rocky, and perform in front of thousands of fans, so Frank should be recognized for his own talents. Check out the interview below with one of America’s greatest entertainers, astute boxing historian, and an inspiration to us all, Frank Stallone.
Stallone: Frank, That Is is the new release from Branded Studios out of Dorset, UK. It is the brainchild of Derek Wayne Johnson (John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs, 40 Years of Rocky: The Birth of a Classic) of Cinema 83 Entertainment. Johnson is responsible for writing, producing, editing, and directing the documentary on this Hollywood icon. Stallone: Frank, That Is is available for streaming on Amazon Prime on Tuesday January 19th, 2021. For more information visit: https://www.stallonemovie.com.
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