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And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny and Cher Story (1999)

Based on the autobiography of Sonny Bono, this film focuses on the volatile relationship between Sonny (Jay Underwood) and Cher (Renee Faia) during the early 60's to their divorce in the late 70's.

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins. See more awards »
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Based on the autobiography of Sonny Bono, this film focuses on the volatile relationship between Sonny (Jay Underwood) and Cher (Renee Faia) during the early 60's to their divorce in the late 70's.

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They didn't change pop culture. They defined it.

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Sonny Bono: You hate it when we're working, you're bored when we're not, so what do you want?
Cher: I don't know, something.
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References Moonstruck (1987) See more »

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The Loco-Motion
Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King
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Ambitious but entertaining
23 February 1999 | by (US) – See all my reviews

This was a decent made for tv that tried to cover a lot of ground in 2 hours. The actress was outstanding in her ability to pick up on very subtle characteristics of Cher, who in her own right is extremely unique in many ways. It seemed like it was true, or at least factual, and believable enough to have had Cher's input, although she received no credits. Sonny's part was no big deal, but the inclusion of actual footage and the dedication was a nice touch.

As tv junk goes, this wasn't all that bad, and at least a 5 on a 10 scale.


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