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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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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

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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Everybody remembers it how they need to.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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Details

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The actors sang live on-set. See more »

Goofs

After he group has been thrown out of the Four Seasons bowling alley, a motel is shown next to the bowling alley. In reality, there was never a motel next to the bowling alley, which was on W. Chestnut Street in Union, NJ. Today it is the site of a Costco. See more »

Quotes

Bob Gaudio: [to Tommy DeVito and the other group members, after losing his virginity in a Chicago hotel room at Christmas] You were right. It is better with another person.
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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

If You Don't Think I'm Leaving
Written by Sammy Cahn and Johnny Rotella
Performed by Frankie Avalon
Courtesy of The Orchard
By arrangement with Ace Music Services, LLC
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Makes you love their Music All over Again
12 June 2014 | by ssweet-26-519348See all my reviews

Going into the movie I knew and liked the Four Season's music, but was unsure if I would like the movie (it would not have been my first or second pick to go see). However, I was able to see an early viewing of the film and took advantage of it. I must say I LOVED it. It had all of the songs I loved. The film has the right amount of humor when needed. I have not seen the Broadway show version. If you like their music it is worth going just for that as it is a mix of recordings from the Four Seasons and also recordings from the cast. While it is rated R for language, I did not find it excessive. Erich Bergen's performance stood out for me.

I have never seen a Clint Eastwood film that he has been either a producer or director. I was wary about seeing the film, but must admit that I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would Recommend this film


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