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


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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... See more »

Awards:
  • Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins.
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Cast

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Sonny Bono
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Cher
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Buddy Black
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Georgia LaPierre
Christian Leffler ...
Phil Spector
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)
Vinny Argiro ...
Tony
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Beefy Guy
Perris Knight ...
Sandy
Phill Miller ...
Abe Lastfogel
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David Geffen
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Chastity Director
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Sonny Bono (singingVoice)
Kelly van Hoose Smith ...
Cher (singingVoice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Mob guy at bar (uncredited)
David E. Harshbarger ...
Studio Employee (uncredited)
Doug Lacy ...
Conductor, Pianist (uncredited)
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Trumpet Player (uncredited)
Ralph Moratz ...
Agent at William Morris Agency (uncredited)

Directed by

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David Burton Morris

Written by

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Sonny Bono ... (book "And the Beat Goes On")
 
Ellen Weston ... (teleplay)

Produced by

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Mary Bono ... co-executive producer
Daniel Schneider ... producer
Larry A. Thompson ... executive producer (as Larry Thompson)
Ellen Weston ... co-producer

Music by

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Robert F. Mann ... (as Bob Mann)
Steve Tyrell

Cinematography by

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Anthony B. Richmond

Film Editing by

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Michael S. Murphy

Editorial Department

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Scott Arundale ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Donna Ekholdt

Production Design by

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James J. Agazzi ... (as James Agazzi)

Set Decoration by

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Alexander Carle

Costume Design by

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Van Broughton Ramsey

Makeup Department

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Stuart Artingstall ... wig designer
Susan A. Cabral ... makeup department head (as Susan Cabral-Ebert)
Jene Fielder ... body make-up
Joe Hailey ... makeup artist
Tim Jones ... hair stylist (as Timothy Jones)
Matthew W. Mungle ... prosthetic makeup artist (as Matthew Mungle)
Marlene D. Williams ... key hair stylist (as Marlene Williams)

Production Management

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Daniel Schneider ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jorge L. Baron ... second second assistant director (as Jorge Baron)
Jules Kovisars ... second assistant director
Jerram A. Swartz ... first assistant director (as Jerram Swartz)

Art Department

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Craig Baron ... set dresser
David E. Harshbarger ... propmaker (as David Harshbarger)
John Kersey ... construction coordinator
Jim Weda ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Robert J. Anderson Jr. ... sound mixer (as Robert Anderson)
Collin Campbell ... sound utility
Tim Chilton ... foley artist
Bob Costanza ... sound effects editor
Tommy Goodwin ... foley mixer
Kristi Johns ... adr editor
Kenneth C. Mantlo ... boom operator (as Kenneth Mantlo)
Joe Melody ... sound supervisor

Special Effects by

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John Roth ... special effects (uncredited)
Eddie Surkin ... special effects coordinator (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Richard Alarian ... gaffer
Tyger Belton ... first assistant camera
David Berryman ... second assistant camera (as Dave Berryman)
Chris Cuevas ... camera loader
Jerry Day ... key grip
Bill Green ... rigging key grip
Kenji Luster ... steadicam operator
Daniel L. Turrett ... camera operator (as Dan Turrett)

Casting Department

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Janet Cunningham ... extras casting
Caroline Freeman ... casting assistant
Burton Sharp ... voice casting
Orly Sitowitz ... casting associate
Marcia Turner ... casting: New York

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Linda Henrikson ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Dianne Ketchum Friedgen ... location manager (as Dianne Ketchum)

Music Department

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Bobby Ginsburg ... music editor
Evan Greenspan ... music clearances (as Evan M. Greenspan)
Robert F. Mann ... musical arrangement (as Bob Mann)
Steve Tyrell ... supervising music producer

Transportation Department

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John Agnew ... driver
Wayne Flowers Jr. ... driver: production van
'Wild Bill' Laczko ... transportation
Mario Simon ... transportation coordinator
Gil Talamantes ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Michael Aldy ... production assistant
Edward Cass ... assistant production coordinator (as Ted Cass)
Tami Cassell ... adr loop group
Joy Ellison ... dialect coach
Robert G. Endara II ... production coordinator
Miranda Garrison ... choreographer
Larry K. Johnson ... script supervisor (as Larry Johnson)
Kelly LeBlanc ... assistant to executive producers
Roz Roslauski ... production assistant
Andrea Scharf ... stock footage
Kelly Thompson ... assistant to executive producer (as Kelly Le Blanc)

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Special Effects

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Other Companies

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Storyline

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Taglines They didn't change pop culture. They defined it. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Sonny and Cher Story (United States)
  • And the Beat Goes on - Die Sonny-und-Cher-Story (Germany)
  • Y el ritmo sigue (Spain)
  • Sonnyn ja Cherin tarina (Finland)
  • A Vida de Sonny E Cher (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 120 min
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Did You Know?

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Movie Connections References Shindig! (1964). See more »
Soundtracks The Loco-Motion See more »
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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