Due to conflict with his hard drinking father, who is a working class former musician, a talented teenager runs away from home and seeks to start his own musical career.

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Joey
Frank R. Lanziano ...
Frankie Lanz (as Frankie Lanz)
James Quinn ...
Joey Sr.
Ellen Hammill ...
Bobbie
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Ted
Mary Ann Neu ...
Sally
Elisa Heinsohn ...
Janie
Dee Hourican ...
Bonnie
Vicky Cohen ...
Cindy
Darci Wood ...
Jeannette
Mickey Berz ...
Tony
Michael Sanville ...
Billy (as Mike Sanville)
Rickey Ellis ...
John
Sal Maneri ...
Moe
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Larry
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Due to conflict with his hard drinking father, who is a working class former musician, a talented teenager runs away from home and seeks to start his own musical career.

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Make a Circuit With Me
Written by Tim Worman and Phil Bloomberg
Performed by Tim Worman and The Polecats
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Typical 80's cheese, but a good story with good music and a happy ending
4 December 1998 | by (Upstate NY) – See all my reviews

Joey is your typical cheesy 80's movie, but nevertheless is one of my favorites. It deals with a young guy finding love and mending a broken relationship with his father. A sub plot is the father putting his life back together in the aftermath of his wife's death. If you like Do-wop music, Joey has a good bit of it.

I don't remember Joey ever being in the cinema. I saw it as a high school kid on HBO and have probably watched it 20 times since. Joey truly is a cheesy movie, but it is also very much a feel good movie. If you're not a big fan of the 80's, Joey probably isn't for you, but if you are it is definitely a must see.


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