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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.

Director:

Clint Eastwood

Writers:

Marshall Brickman (screenplay), Rick Elice (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Piazza ... Tommy DeVito
John Lloyd Young ... Frankie Valli
Steve Schirripa ... Vito (as Steven R. Schirripa)
Christopher Walken ... Gyp DeCarlo
Kathrine Narducci ... Frankie's Mother
Lou Volpe ... Frankie's Father
Johnny Cannizzaro ... Nick DeVito
Michael Patrick McGill ... Officer Mike
Jacqueline Mazarella ... Angry Woman
Michael Lomenda ... Nick Massi
Lacey Hannan ... Angela
Scott Vance ... Detective #1
Steve Rankin ... Detective #2
Ivar Brogger ... Judge
Scott Michael Vance Scott Michael Vance ... Prison Guard (as Scott Michael Morgan)
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Storyline

This movie 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), this movie gets to the heart of the relationships at the center of the group, with a special focus on frontman Frankie Valli (John Lloyd Young), the small kid with the big falsetto. In addition to following the quartet's coming-of-age as performers, the core of this movie 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. This movie 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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Taglines:

Everybody remembers it how they need to.

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jon Favreau was the first choice to direct. See more »

Goofs

During the performance at the Roostertail, the bass trombonists in the orchestra are playing instruments with open wrap valve systems, which didn't exist in the 1960s. See more »

Quotes

Frankie Valli: [reminiscing] They ask you what was the high point? Hall of Fame? Selling all those records? Pulling "Sherry" out of the hat? It was all great. But four guys under a streetlamp, when it was all still ahead of us, first time we made that sound - our sound - when everything dropped away and all there was was the music, that was the best.
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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

Spoofed in Not Jersey Boys XXX: A Porn Musical (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

No Mona Lisa
From Ace in the Hole (1951)
Composed by Hugo Friedhofer
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
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User Reviews

If you Love Music...you will Love Jersey Boys
22 June 2014 | by JimmyAFitzSee all my reviews

My wife and I were extremely and pleasantly surprised. I've never been into musicals...ever...my favorite up to this point was "The Sound of Music," which inspired me to get into the film industry in the first place, yet, we found ourselves seat dancing and bopping in our seats. We really enjoyed the interpersonal approach of having the characters each expressing their takes and their understanding of each situation, which brought a lot of comedic character moments to the storyline and subplots.

But the the thing that impressed us the most, was the decision to make the film NOT feel like a musical. No-one busted out in song at the wrong time...and the singing moments felt completely unforced. It was like watching a living biographical film. Great Directing job by Clint Eastwood.

Lastly, we didn't realize how many great hits Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons had. We thoroughly loved this movie....and can't wait to buy the soundtrack.

The theater was pack...and it was the biggest theater in the Tampa Bay area.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | French

Release Date:

20 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jersey Boys See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,319,371, 22 June 2014

Gross USA:

$47,047,013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,647,013
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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