Jersey Boys

Piazza, Vincent

SKU: 883929388998

UPC 883929388998
Release Date 2014-11-11
Studio Warner Home Video
Discs 2
Length 134
Format (unknown)
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis 3 stars out of 5 -- Half GOODFELLAS, half DREAMGIRLS, JERSEY BOYS is an appealing take on a grit-to-glamour biopic.As Valli, John Lloyd Young is pretty close to perfection. -- Grade: B-Eastwood, a lifelong jazz man, has a solid notion to tone down the Broadway brass in favor of blue notes that envelop the characters in pain they can't sing away.3 stars out of 5 -- Clint Eastwood’s adaptation of the Tony award-winning musical is a rather sombre drama spiked with moments of gentle humour…JERSEY BOYS has an easygoing, garrulous flow to it, typified by the way characters such as DeVito, Bob Gaudio and bassist Nick Massi break the fourth wall…Adapted from the 2006 Tony Winner for Best Musical, this bittersweet saga dramatizes the rise and fall of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - one of the key pop groups of the early '60s, responsible for such iconic hits as Sherry, Walk Like a Man and Big Girls Don't Cry. The story opens in New Jersey, where young Francesco Castelluccio (John Lloyd Young) and his buddies face a narrow window of future career options. Their possible paths include show business on one hand and organized crime on the other, embodied by the slightly menacing yet avuncular kingpin, Angelo Gyp DeCarlo (Christopher Walken), who runs the neighborhood and keeps an eye on them. The boys begin to nurture dreams of becoming musical stars, goals that seem far out of reach until they invite Francesco to perform with them in their band, then rename him Frankie Valli; his unique falsetto vocals captivate the girls in the audience, which provides a sign of things to come. The young hopefuls sign a contract at the Brill Building and begin doing backup vocals for record producer Bob Crewe (Mike Doyle), but experience frustration when Crewe drags his feet on recording them as a solo act. Later, the performers name themselves The Four Seasons after feeling inspired by an unusual source. They add songwriter-musician Bob Gaudio (Erich Bergen) and the equation is complete; Crewe hears Gaudio's composition Sherry, decides to double-track Valli's voice, and helps create a national sensation. Later, however, certain difficulties begin to take their toll on the band - including financial problems, inner rivalries and tensions between the bandmates, and Valli's long periods on the road away from his wife and daughters. Clint Eastwood directs, from a screenplay by the co-authors of the original musical, Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.
Cast John Meier (Stunt Coordinator)
Sergio Trujillo (Choreographer)
Marshall Brickman (Screenwriter)
Marshall Brickman (Source Writer)
Bob Crewe (Song Composer)
Clint Eastwood (Director)
Bob Gaudio (Composer)
Steve Riley (Special Effects Supervisor)
Gregg Rudloff (Sound Re-Recording)
John Reitz (Sound Re-Recording)
Ronald R. Reiss (Set Decorator)
Stephen Campanelli (Camera Operator)
Patrick M. Sullivan (Supervising Art Director)
Tom Stern (Director of Photography)
Joel Harlow (Special Makeup Effects)
Carolyn Elias (Hairstylist)
Carol Pershing (Hairstylist)
Tim Moore (Production Manager/UPM)
David Bernstein (Assistant Director)
Rick Elice (Source Writer)
Rick Elice (Screenwriter)
Ron Melrose (Music Director)
Vance VanBoxtel (Special Effects)
Joe Howard (Co-Star)
Donnie Kehr (Co-Star)
Barry Livingston (Co-Star)
James Madio (Co-Star)
Steve Monroe (Co-Star)
Jeremy Ratchford (Co-Star)
Christopher Walken (Star)
Sean Whalen (Co-Star)
Ivar Brogger (Co-Star)
Matt Nolan (Co-Star)
Katherine Narducci (Co-Star)
Louis Lombardi (Co-Star)
Keith Loneker (Co-Star)
Lou Volpe (Co-Star)
Steve Schirripa (Co-Star)
Steve Rankin (Co-Star)
Billy Gardell (Co-Star)
Michael Patrick McGill (Co-Star)
John Lloyd Young (Star)
John Duerler (Co-Star)
Scott Vance (Co-Star)
Nancy LaScala (Co-Star)
Phil Abrams (Co-Star)
John Cannizzaro (Co-Star)
Vincent Piazza (Star)
Dennis Delsing (Co-Star)
Scott Michael Morgan (Co-Star)
Mike Doyle (Co-Star)
Kimmy Gatewood (Co-Star)
Meagan Holder (Co-Star)
Jeremy Luke (Co-Star)
Travis Nicholson (Co-Star)
David Crane (Co-Star)
John Griffin (Co-Star)
Annie O'Donnell (Co-Star)
Jackie Seiden (Co-Star)
Alexandra Ruddy (Co-Star)
Erich Bergen (Star)
Freya Tingley (Co-Star)
Katelyn Pacitto (Co-Star)
Michael Lomenda (Star)
Lacey Hannan (Co-Star)
Annika Noelle (Co-Star)
Clint Ward (Co-Star)
Michael Butler Murray (Co-Star)
William Watterson (Co-Star)
Renee Marino (Co-Star)
Kathryn Ann Reeves (Co-Star)
Allison Wilhelm (Co-Star)
Vincent Selhorst-Jones (Co-Star)
Joseph Russo (Co-Star)
Francesca Eastwood (Co-Star)
Joe Abraham (Co-Star)
Chaz Langley (Co-Star)
Lou George (Co-Star)
Michael Lanahan (Co-Star)
Aria Pullman (Co-Star)
Tye Edwards (Co-Star)
Kara Pacitto (Co-Star)
Heather Ferguson Pond (Co-Star)
Angel Murphy (Co-Star)
Grace Kelley (Co-Star)
Danielle Souza (Co-Star)
Alexis Krause (Co-Star)
Elizabeth Hunter (Co-Star)
Maggie Beal (Co-Star)
Ashley Rose Joyner (Co-Star)
Kyli Rae (Co-Star)
Jeff DePaoli (Co-Star)
Troy Grant (Co-Star)
Erica Piccininni (Co-Star)
Rob Marnell (Co-Star)
Miles Aubrey (Co-Star)
Johnny Dinu (Co-Star)
Ben Rauch (Co-Star)
Marco Tazioli (Co-Star)
Grant Roberts (Co-Star)
Jon Paul Burkhart (Co-Star)
David Newton (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray/DVD Features: Region [unknown] Note: From Broadway to the big screen Trace the origins of Jersey Boys from playhouse roots to award-winning musical to groundbreaking Clint Eastwood film Too good to be true The mob loved the boys! Daonnie Kehr shares his experience working with Christopher Walken, whose character was like a godfather to Frankie Valli Oh, What a Night to Remember Hit the streets with Clint Eastwood and the cast as they prepare for the grand finale Widescreen - 2.39 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.45000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama,Musicals
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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