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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

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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: 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

Gross USA:

$47,047,013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,647,013
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SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

During the opening barbershop scene, the shaving cream on Christopher Walken's face varies from shot to shot. The soap above his lip appears and disappears and then comes back. See more »

Quotes

Attractive Woman: So, what do you do?
Frankie Valli: Me, I'm a hairdresser.
Attractive Woman: Professionally?
Frankie Valli: Well, during the day. At night, I put on a cape and fight crime.
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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 Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Short Shorts
Written by Bill Crandall, Thomas Austin (as Tom Austin), Bob Gaudio and Bill Dalton
Performed by The Royal Teens
Also performed by Joseph Russo
Courtesy of Geffen Records
under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

 
Clap Out-Loud Good!
20 June 2014 | by verdanow-33-302355See all my reviews

It was not my call to see this movie but so glad I went along for the ride! It has at least a little something for everyone and a LOT for Frankie Valli fans. Granted, the narration is a little distracting at first, but you quickly get so into the story and the characters; the good times and the bad, that you adapt to it quickly. I thought I was tired of their music but I couldn't get enough of it. After several of the songs, the entire audience clapped as though we were at the performance portrayed in the movie. Eastwood knows what moves us, what makes us laugh and how to get us on our feet. He delivers it all big time. Seriously, what more do you want from a movie?


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