Five Days With Al Pacino

Sea of Love (1989)

A detective investigating a series of murders becomes involved with a woman who may be the culprit.

Director: Harold Becker

Writer: Richard Price

Stars: Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin, John Goodman

Thanks, Wikipedia.

In 1989, I had the pleasure of working as “background artist” in the film Sea of Love. Five glorious days in mid-town Manhattan watching Al Pacino work his magic, body guard surrounding him to protect him from adoring fans. After every scene, the director would huddle with the star making decisions. What a kick! And Ellen Barkin was hot in her tight clothes and heels. The scene where she meets him in the grocery store knocked everyone’s socks off. A bus pulled up at the stop near the corner and a woman handed out a bakery box for Al. It was dumped in the garbage for precaution.

What a week. If you look fast, you might catch the brunette walking along checking out the shops in several scenes. Ah show biz! The glamour of it all. At least it didn’t rain and the pay was good.

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8 thoughts on “Five Days With Al Pacino

  1. Charmaine: Your blog didn’t come up so I could comment. So I’ll just say it now: STOP!!! You’re killing me with all your name dropping!!! With green-eyed envy, Marilyn

    Marilyn Celeste Morris, Author, Editor, Speaker WEBSITE:; BLOG: AMAZON:; PUBLISHER’S SITE: And now, free reads: First four chapters of all my books: “You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.” — Ray Bradbury

  2. Al Pacino is probably my favorite actor. How fortunate for you to have been in such close proximity to him. I probably wouldn’t have slept the whole time out of excitement!

  3. I love that movie and Al Pacino in general! It’s in my video library, so I’m going to look for you, Charmaine. 😉 Those must have been fun times!

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