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On DVD: Nov. 11, 2014 | On Blu-ray: Nov. 11, 2014

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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. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

  • Release date:June 20, 2014

Cast

Vincent Piazza
as Tommy DeVito
Christopher Walken
as Angelo "Gyp" DeCarlo
Steven R. Schirripa
as Vito
Lou Volpe
as Frankie's Father
John Cannizzaro
as Nick DeVito
Scott Vance
as Detective #1
Ivar Brogger
as Judge
John Duerler
as Bartender
Keith Loneker
as Knuckles
James Madio
as Stosh
Jeremy Luke
as Donnie
Louis Lombardi
as Trulio
Travis Nicholson
as Country Singer
Meagan Holder
as Jazz Singer
Phil Abrams
as Publisher #3
Mike Doyle
as Bob Crewe
Nancy La Scala
as Art Loving Woman
Sean Whalen
as Engineer
Billy Gardell
as Our Sons Owner
Donnie Kehr
as Norm Waxman
Steve Monroe
as Barry Belson
Kimmy Gatewood
as Angel #1
Jeremy Ratchford
as Police Officer
Barry Livingston
as Accountant
Joe Howard
as Priest
Dennis Delsing
as Finney

Crew

Clint Eastwood
Director
Clint Eastwood
Producer
Robert Lorenz
Producer
Graham King
Producer
Marshall Brickman
Book Author
Marshall Brickman
Screenwriter
Tom Stern
Cinematographer
Bob Crewe
Songwriter
Bob Gaudio
Composer (Music Score)
Gary D. Roach
Editor
Joel Cox
Editor
James Murakami
Production Designer
Patrick M. Sullivan, Jr.
Supervising Art Director
Bob Gaudio
Executive Producer
Brett Ratner
Executive Producer
Tim Headington
Executive Producer
Frankie Valli
Executive Producer
Deborah Hopper
Costume Designer
Ronald R. Reiss
Set Decorator
Stephen Campanelli
Camera Operator
Sergio Trujillo
Choreography
Walt Martin
Sound Mixer
Geoffrey MiClat
Casting
Gregg Rudloff
Re-Recording Mixer
Carol Pershing
Hair Styles
Carolyn Elias
Hair Styles
Holly Hagy
Supervising Production Coordinator
Paula Case
Second Assistant Director
Carol O'Connell
Department Head Hair
John Meier
Stunts Coordinator
Michelle Vittone-McNeil
Department Head Makeup
Bub Asman
Supervising Sound Editor
Mitchell Kenney
Costumes Supervisor
Joel Harlow
Makeup Special Effects
John Reitz
Re-Recording Mixer
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