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Jersey Boys (2014)

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The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons.

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Vito (as Steven R. Schirripa)
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Frankie's Mother
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Prison Guard (as Scott Michael Morgan)

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Jersey Boys is a musical biography of the Four Seasons-the rise, the tough times and personal clashes, and the ultimate triumph of a group of friends whose music became symbolic of a generation. Far from a mere tribute concert (though it does include numbers from the popular Four Seasons songbook), Jersey Boys gets to the heart of the relationships at the center of the group-with a special focus on frontman Frankie Valli, the small kid with the big falsetto. In addition to following the quartet's coming of age as performers, the core of the show is how an allegiance to a code of honor learned in the streets of their native New Jersey got them through a multitude of challenges: gambling debts, Mafia threats and family disasters. Jersey Boys is a glimpse at the people behind a sound that has managed to endure for over four decades in the hearts of the public. Written by Broadway.com

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Everybody remembers it how they need to.


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Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,319,371 (USA) (20 June 2014)

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$47,034,272 (USA) (19 September 2014)
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In his earlier picture The Deer Hunter (1978), Christopher Walken had a scene involving Frankie Valli's song "Can't Take My Eyes Off You." See more »

Goofs

Nike's trademark logo was established in 1971, well after the beginning of the company and even further from 1957 when the guy had them on in the bowling alley. See more »

Quotes

Bob Gaudio: [about Bob Crewe] I remember thinking there was something off with this guy. This was 1959, people thought Liberace was just theatrical.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, the actors who were seen in the film are seen dancing to Oh What a Night (December 1963). See more »

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Referenced in Hell and Back (2015) See more »

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Moanin'
Written by Bobby Timmons
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Thoroughly entertaining
20 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw the stage play 27x in Chicago and 1x on Broadway. I was fully prepared to hate The movie. But, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's not easy to take a stage production and make a good movie. Some reviewers say it started out slow but so did the musical. Jeez, you have to get the beginning of their story! Eastwood kept the same premise by letting each member tell their story...you know there's each person's perception and then there's the real story. You can watch this movie and tap your feet and clap with the music. There was no one behind me so I got up and danced in my seat a couple times!! There was applause a few times in the theater just like at a stage production. There were a few things Clint changed that I wish he had left alone. There were a few things he expounded upon that I enjoyed. I will be going back over and over and over again. This is a good time to be had by all. I'd like to slap some professional critics who panned it. They are way off base.


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