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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tommy DeVito
... Frankie Valli
... Vito (as Steven R. Schirripa)
... Gyp DeCarlo
... Frankie's Mother
... Frankie's Father
... Nick DeVito
... Officer Mike
... Angry Woman
... Nick Massi
... Angela
... Detective #1
... Detective #2
... Judge
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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20 June 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jersey Boys: Persiguiendo la música  »

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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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Trivia

In the play, the song "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" was performed during Bob Gaudio's night with the prostitutes in their hotel room. This would be fitting, since he wrote the song. See more »

Goofs

Someone mentions the group appearing on Bandstand on Saturday. In the 1960s, American Bandstand aired on weekday afternoons. 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 Mike & Mike: Episode dated 6 April 2015 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

You're The Apple of My Eye
Written by Otis Blackwell
Performed by Vincent Piazza, Michael Lomenda and Johnny Cannizzaro
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If you Love Music...you will Love Jersey Boys
22 June 2014 | by See 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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