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The Fantasticks (1995)

 -  Musical | Romance  -  1995 (USA)
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A mysterious fair come to a small community in the countryside, which could make real the illusions of two kids.

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Two teenagers on neighboring farms steal glances and hide their romance from their feuding fathers. Little do these love-birds know, however, that their fathers are actually good friends who've hatched a plan - with the help of a mystical roving side-show and its equally mysterious ring master - to get these two lovers down the aisle! But be careful what you wish for. Because to bring these families together... they must first be torn apart! Written by Anonymous

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Try To Remember The First Time The Magic Happened. See more »

Genres:

Musical | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some bawdy carnival humor | See all certifications »
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1995 (USA)  »

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Fantasticks  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$24,176 (USA) (22 September 2000)

Gross:

$44,757 (USA) (6 October 2000)
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"El Gallo" is Spanish for "The Rooster" See more »

Quotes

Ben Hucklebee: [holds out money] Would sixty dollars be an insult?
El Gallo: Yes but I'm used to abuse.
[grabs the money]
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References A Sainted Devil (1924) See more »

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Happy Ending
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Lyrics by Tom Jones
Sung by Joel Grey, Brad Sullivan, Jean Louisa Kelly and Joey McIntyre
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User Reviews

The Abridged Fantasticks
1 March 2001 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

Upon hearing of the upcoming DVD Release of "The Fantasticks", I was overjoyed because the film ran for only one week in the theatres and was missed by many. So when I learned that this Special Edition DVD had numerous deleted scenes and excised songs, I was ecstatic. Well, upon seeing the DVD, I can say that someone at MGM Home Video had the sense to release all these extras in the DVD. Personally, had MGM/UA marketed this film properly instead of assuming it would fail and had they not foolishly re-edited it, the film might have fared better. One gripe I have is that the only use of "Try To Remember" is the reprise at the end of the film. Granted, the excised footage and alternate ending are extras on the DVD but, it would have been nice had the film been restored to the way it was originally intended to be seen and released on DVD. For some reason, after seeing "Try To Remember" as a bonus and watching the film minus the song, it seems empty. I will say that this DVD is worthy to add to your collection and a must for musical fans... On a last note, Ritchie's commentary is quite interesting but listen to it when you rewatch the film, not the first time you see it.


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