Stealing Sinatra


2h 2004

Brief Synopsis

Television movie about the 1963 kidnapping of Frank Sinatra Jr. Hours before his concert in Lake Tahoe, Frank Sinatra Jr. was kidnapped from his hotel at gunpoint by two men, Barry Keenan and Joseph Clyde Amsler. Sinatra was then brought to Los Angeles and held for a few harrowing days by Keenan, Am

Film Details

Release Date
2004
Production Company
Cis Vancouver; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Film Bank; I Postini; Miles O'Fun Sound; Negative People; Panavision, Ltd.; Paramount Production Support, Inc.; Showtime Networks; Technicolor; Tivoli Catering
Distribution Company
Showtime Home Entertainment
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Television movie about the 1963 kidnapping of Frank Sinatra Jr. Hours before his concert in Lake Tahoe, Frank Sinatra Jr. was kidnapped from his hotel at gunpoint by two men, Barry Keenan and Joseph Clyde Amsler. Sinatra was then brought to Los Angeles and held for a few harrowing days by Keenan, Amsler and a third man, John William Irwin before a $240,000 ransom was paid by his famous father. But, the kidnappers only had a few days to enjoy the money. They were quickly rounded up when Irwin, accompanied by his brother, turned himself into the FBI.

Crew

Scott Aitken

Sound Department

Richard M Allen

Key Grip

Bunny Andrews

Music Editor

Tim Atkins

Chief Lighting Technician

Barb Barnes

Coordinator

Pat Barry

Script Supervisor

Patricia Barry

Script Supervisor

Tim Bartlett

Props Buyer

Randy Beveridge

Colorist

Mark Black

Props Assistant

Susan Bloedorn

Wardrobe Supervisor

Peter Borkent

Driver

Heike Brandstatter

Casting Director

Marc Brunelle

Lighting Technician

Anne Burke

Costumer

William Butler

Sound Mixer

Sharon Byrens

Creative Executive

Doug Carlson

Driver

Jennifer Ann Carpenter

Dga Trainee

Mike Cates

Location Manager

Gary Chibi

Transportation Coordinator

Dean Choe

Stunt Coordinator

Monika Choynowski

Set Decorator

Patrick Clark

Post-Production Coordinator

David Collins

Executive Producer

David D. Collins

Executive Producer

Vance Conway

Construction Coordinator

Paul Cunningham

Rigging Gaffer

Jacqueline Dagenais

Set Decorator

Sam Danzica

Stand-In

Reiner Derdau

Scenic Artist

Tony Derkach

Grip

Rob Devitt

Assistant Camera

Don Digirolamo

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Lionel Doucette

Props

Paul Drenning

Adr

Sandi Ellams

Production Accountant

Jeanne Fay

Music

Bruce Fletcher

Lighting Technician

Sandra-ken Freeman

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Terry Freethy

Driver

Philip Fuldauer

Production Coordinator

Lee Garrison

Post-Production Coordinator

Rob Gebhard

Driver

Jeff Gehlen

Driver

Aris Georgiopoulos

Assistant Camera

Alan Grant

Stand-In

L David Grey

Photography

Kenneth H Gross

Co-Producer

Tony Guerin

Camera Operator

Kristan Hall

Carpenter

Don Halton

Art Director

Nathan Hankins

Assistant Sound Editor

Chris Harman

Driver

Christine Hawkes

Construction Coordinator

Alan Hemsworth

Other

Michelle Henricksen

Props

Sonya Henry

Dialogue Editor

Kevin Hickman

Assistant Editor

O T Hight

Background Artist

O.t. Hight

Background Artist

Tina Hirsch

Editor

Fritzi Horstman

Post-Production Supervisor

David Innis

Lighting Technician

Joan Isaacson

Makeup Artist

Carl Jensen

Grip

Brooks Jewell

Publicity

Mark Johnston

Driver

Joey Jow

Set Decorator

Timo Juonolainen

Grip

Katterina Keith

Production Designer

Tim King

Post-Production Executive

Deana Kittson

Coordinator

Beth Klein

Casting Director

David Klypak

Accountant

Howard Korder

Writer

Selena La Brody

Production Accountant

Rai Lai

Graphics

Rose Lam

Producer

Rose Lam

Executive In Charge Of Production

Todd Langner

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Peter Lapres

Rights & Clearances

Robert Larson

Assistant Director

Robert Larson

Assistant Director

Dan Lerner

Music Engineer

Alexandra Leskys

Casting Associate

J.j. Makaro

Stunt Man

Darren Marcoux

Special Effects Coordinator

Sharon Markell

Hair Stylist

David R Markowitz

Assistant Director

James Marshall

Transportation Co-Captain

Karen Matthews

Costume Designer

Coreen Mayrs

Casting Director

Anthony Mazzei

Supervising Sound Editor

Doug Mccord

Transportation Captain

Julie Mchaffie

Hair Stylist

Nancy Mckenzie

Production Coordinator

Gus Medina

Foley Recordist

Elvina Meret

Camera Trainee

John Mio

Assistant Location Manager

Martin Mitchell

Boom Operator

Richard Molnar

Assistant Property Master

Don Munich

Foreman

George Neuman

Set Decorator

Bob Newlan

Supervising Sound Editor

Diane Ng

Accounting Assistant

Tom Nist

Sound Effects Editor

Wally Nygren

Best Boy Grip

Ralph Osborn

Dialogue Editor

Janice Papadaki

Negative Cutter

Brian Pearson

Director Of Photography

Alison Penhall

Costume Designer

Dale Perry

Foley Artist

Sasha Piltsin

Stand-In

John Powell

Music

Brigitte Prochaska

Unit Publicist

Jim Rankin

Medic

Fawn Reed

Painter

Kimberley Regent

Property Master

Debbie Reinberg

Business Affairs

Joel Richard

Music Engineer

Robert C Rodriguez

Post-Production Supervisor

Reo Rosley

Construction

Zane Rossouw

Dolly Grip

Steven Rowland

Lead Set Dresser

Jeff Sawyer

Sound Effects Editor

Suzi Schultz

Art Department

Macleod Sinclaire

On-Set Dresser

Mike Siver

Other

James Mckee Smith

Music

Rene Spooner

Chief Lighting Technician

Ryan Steel

Driver

Kim Steer

Production Manager

Lisa Strong

Makeup Artist

Shelly Surette

On-Set Dresser

Katrina Sutton-gilpatric

Publicity

Shawn Tanaka

Assistant

David Tennant

Other

Robin Urdang

Music Supervisor

Marshall Virtue

Stunts

Trevor Ward

Consultant

Ray Watts

Carpenter

Don Webber

Camera Trainee

Annabelle Wilczur

Assistant Director

Lucy Willcox

Set Decorator

Linda Yip

Assistant Location Manager

Kosto Zeviar

Generator Operator

Joan Ziff

Publicity

Ron Ziskin

Executive Producer

Film Details

Release Date
2004
Production Company
Cis Vancouver; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Film Bank; I Postini; Miles O'Fun Sound; Negative People; Panavision, Ltd.; Paramount Production Support, Inc.; Showtime Networks; Technicolor; Tivoli Catering
Distribution Company
Showtime Home Entertainment
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 2004 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (William H. Macy) by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Aired in United States April 25, 2004

Aired in United States November 23, 2004

Kidnapper Barry Keenan reportedly sold his story rights for $1 million but this version was developed from public records as Frank Sinatra Jr. took legal action to prevent the movie from being made.

Aired in USA on Showtime Network April 25, 2004.