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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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(book), (teleplay)
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins. See more awards »
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Cast

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Buddy Black
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Christian Leffler ...
Walter Franks ...
Little Richard
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Art Rupe
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Mary Bono
Tom Frykman ...
David Letterman
Matthew Chaffee ...
Brian Stone
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Charlie Green
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Bumps Blackwell
Susan Ilene Johnson ...
Miriam
Christine Pollei ...
Melissa (as Christine Brent)
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Enzo (as Duke Moosekian)
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Storyline

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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Drama

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22 February 1999 (USA)  »

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The Sonny and Cher Story  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Cher: [to Sonny] Please what? Please forgive you for screwing some secretary, all guys do that, right? What's the big deal, right? Right? By the way, you son of a bitch, I'm pregnant.
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Connections

References Chastity (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Laugh At Me
Written by Sonny Bono
Performed by Jess Harnell
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Not Bad
23 February 1999 | by (Los Angeles,Ca) – See all my reviews

I thought it would be really cheesier than it was. I like the fact that Renee who played Cher did an excellent job and Jay who played Sonny did an interesting job, though I had never thought of who would ever play him. Sonny seemed like an interesting man himself so to rekindle that seemed hard. I thought that the screen version of The Beat Goes On was pretty good. The lip singing was horrible, but unless you actually were the one who sang it, it would be hard to recreate. I especially like the end of the movie - I thought that was pretty classic. It was nice to show some footage of the real Sonny. I thought that it could use some footage of Cher too, but I guess since it was Sonny's book than it's ok. Last but not least for those who missed it, it was something worth watching for the two hours.


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