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Jersey Boys (2014)

R  |   |  Biography, Drama, Music  |  20 June 2014 (USA)
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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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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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Biography | Drama | Music

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Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 June 2014 (USA)  »

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Cersili oghlanlar  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$47,034,272 (USA) (19 September 2014)
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Trivia

Marshall Brickman's first screenplay credit since Intersection (1994), 20 years earlier. See more »

Goofs

As Bob comes into the diner while it's snowing and takes a seat, the snowflakes in his hair appear, disappear and then reappear throughout the scene. See more »

Quotes

Tommy DeVito: Oh, by the way, if you're ever in Vegas, go to a casino. Say the name, "Tommy DeVito". My hand to God, you'll be outta there in about 12 seconds.
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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 »

Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm In The Mood For Love
Written by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields
Performed by John Lloyd Young (uncredited)
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Our Eyes Adored it....our hearts ached for more
22 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Great movie...great music...great actors...what more could you ask for. I knew Eastwood began his life as a musician, but I didn't think he would do such a great job with a pseudo-musical. Great job Mr. Eastwood!

I've never seen the musical, but I gotta tell you, if you love 60's, 70's & 80's Frankie Valli songs, your eyes too will adore this movie... and your ears... and your heart... and the entire rest of your body.

It was heartbreaking at times...and I got chills several times while finding out how they came-up with some of their songs...like the death of his daughter. But, it was also very insightful into the lives of kids with dreams and how committed one has to be to make it in the music industry.

If I could give this movie a higher score I would. Our theater was packed-full and everyone clapped afterwards like we were watching a living bio-pic. I even saw a few people with tears in their eyes from being so deeply affected by the beautiful music and memories in this movie....so many great memories...that the songs take you back to.


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