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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 »
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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

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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | French

Release Date:

20 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jersey Boys: Persiguiendo la música See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,319,371, 22 June 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$47,034,272, 19 September 2014
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SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is Clint Eastwood's first film shot completely digitally. See more »

Goofs

When they are traveling in the Cadillacs with The Angels, the red Cadillac is in front of the blue one to begin with but the cars change places without being passed as the segment progresses. See more »

Quotes

Tommy DeVito: [narrating] Love? I'll be honest with you. I never knew what that was. Marriage? Marriage is not love. Marriage is you take a shave while your wife sits on the can and clips her toenails.
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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

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Jersey Boys (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

I Still Care
Written by Bob Gaudio
Performed by Heather Ferguson Pond (uncredited) with John Lloyd Young (uncredited), Erich Bergen (uncredited), Michael Lomenda (uncredited) and Vincent Piazza (uncredited)
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Kudos to Clint Eastwood and the "Jersey Boys"
23 June 2014 | by specialk5561See all my reviews

I've read some unfavorable reviews about the "Jersey Boys" movie, but I certainly don't agree with them! I thought it was excellent! These reviewers, (mostly "professional" paid reviewers), seem to have to justify their existence by "nit-picking" any movie. As far as the "Jersey Boys" is concerned, they felt it wasn't "real" enough. It was too "sterile" and "dull". Again, I don't agree. It is very well done, totally entertaining as well as informative!

At any rate, the movie was an excellent cross between the stage version and motion pictures. The blend of Broadway and Hollywood works here. Those who liked the stage version could enjoy the movie and those who could not afford to attend a live stage show or just had no opportunity to could now enjoy it in film form. The stage version centers on the music more, while the film version adds fullness and close up drama and intensity to the story.

The "sterile" and "plain" look of the sets that the professional critics didn't like gives a "stage feel" to the scenes. (Again, a good cross between stage and movies). The somewhat simple dialog is done for the same reason. The acting is simple, (again, the stage presence), and very good to great, (Christopher Walken). The fact that Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, who wrote the stage musical, also wrote the movie version, and that Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio were executive producers gives unquestionable credibility to the movie.

Now to get to Clint Eastwood. When I first heard he directed it, I did a double take, ( like a lot of people did), only because I wasn't familiar with his musical abilities and attributes even in the directing role. After seeing the movie, I no longer have any doubts about his ability to direct a movie like this! The camera shots were excellent, capturing scenes and people to the fullest effect while maintaining the stage-movie connection. The intensity of the acting at times is powerful! The music was great!

I believe "Jersey Boys" the movie is a must see for those who saw the stage version and a must see for those who didn't! Kudos to Clint, Marshall, Rick, Frankie, Bob and all involved for bringing an excellent depiction of the stage show to the big screen! (I can't wait for it to be released on DVD so I can own it!)


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