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The Rat Pack (1998)




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This swinging original feature from the HBO cable network follows the wild, decadent antics of Hollywood's Rat Pack, a gang of illustrious stars that included Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, and Sammy Davis, Jr.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, sex)
Genre: Drama, Television
Directed By:
Written By: Kario Salem
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 22, 1998
HBO Video


Ray Liotta
as Frank Sinatra
Joe Mantegna
as Dean Martin
Don Cheadle
as Sammy Davis Jr.
Angus Macfadyen
as Peter Lawford
William L. Petersen
as John F. Kennedy
Dan O'Herlihy
as Joe Kennedy
Zeljko Ivanek
as Bobby Kennedy
eljko Ivanek
as Bobby Kennedy
Bobby Slayton
as Joey Bishop
Deborah Kara Unger
as Ava Gardner
Megan Dodds
as Mai Britt
Barbara Niven
as Marilyn Monroe
Robert Miranda
as Sam `Momo' Giancana
Veronica Cartwright
as Rocky Cooper
Michelle Grace
as Judy Campbell
Tyrees Allen
as George Jacobs
John Diehl
as Joe DiMaggio
Tom Dreesen
as Himself
Alan Woolf
as Mickey Cohen
Michael Townsend Wri...
as Walter Winchell
Joe Cortese
as Johnny Roselli
Dey Young
as Jeanne Martin
Tom Dressen
as Caesar's Comedian
Phyllis Lyons
as Pat Lawford
Charles Walker
as Jefferson
Michael T. Wright
as Walter Winchell
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Critic Reviews for The Rat Pack

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

May 29, 2001
AV Club
Top Critic

Inventive biopic mixes politics and history with dazzling color and visual style.

Full Review… | August 13, 2005
Classic Film and Television

For a TV movie, this is 'king of the hill... top of the heap...'

May 15, 2003
Hollywood Bitchslap

I don't have to waste my time this weekend or a blank VHS tape. This is not one I care to place in my video library.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Nitrate Online

October 8, 2005
Fantastica Daily

Audience Reviews for The Rat Pack

As interesting from a historical perspective as from an entertainment one. Great performances all-around.

Jeff B

Not bad for a cable movie. Never really bought Liotta as Sinatra. Joe Mantegna and Don Cheadle are very good as Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. the movies mixes in politics as Frank Sinatra works behind the scenes to get JFK elected President.


A pretty intense look at the different lifestyles of Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, and Dean Martin, the fifth member is left out a little bit. It shows their independent struggles and triumphs and their rise and fall as the pack. The most interesting for me was Don Cheadle's portrayal of Sammy, he did a great job showing his small pains, and how he dealt with the racism. If you love their music, check out this movie.

Daniel Tuttel

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