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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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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.


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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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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Christopher Walken was the first cast member to join. 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

Tommy DeVito: [while performing on stage] Look at that son of a bitch over there.
Frankie Valli: Where?
Tommy DeVito: That guy. The big guy. Hitting on my girl.
Frankie Valli: That's not your girl.
Tommy DeVito: She will be as soon as she meets me.
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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 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.9 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

December 1963 (Oh What a Night)
Written by Bob Gaudio and Judy Parker
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User Reviews

 
Our Eyes Adored it....our hearts ached for more
22 June 2014 | by CrazyCoconutsSee 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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