Last night's feature for Mannion Family Movie Night.
In the space of four years Pacino did The Godfather, Scarecrow, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, and The Godfather II. No wonder we thought he was God’s gift. But then he followed up with Bobby Deerfield, And Justice For All, Cruising, Author! Author!, Scarface (a cult classic, I know, but, come on, it's ridiculous), Revolution, Sea of Love, Dick Tracy (although Pacino's actually very funny), The Godfather III, and Frankie and Johnny. The question is, when did his career right itself? With Scent of a Woman, Carlito’s Way, or Heat? Or wasn’t it until Donnie Brasco? Or did it take all four plus The Insider? (Ignoring The Devil’s Advocate. I liked City Hall, but I wouldn’t count it as a career saver.)