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The Fantasticks (2000)

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A mysterious fair come to a small community in the countryside, which could make real the illusions of two kids.

Director:

Michael Ritchie

Writers:

Tom Jones (play), Harvey Schmidt (play) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joel Grey ... Bellomy
Barnard Hughes ... Henry
Jean Louisa Kelly ... Luisa
Joey McIntyre ... Matt (as Joe McIntyre)
Jonathon Morris ... El Gallo
Brad Sullivan ... Hucklebee
Teller ... Mortimer
Arturo Gil ... The Bavarian Baby
Tony Cox ... His Assistant (as Joe Anthony Cox)
Victoria Stevens Victoria Stevens ... Jo Jo, The Chicken Lady
Trayne Thomas Trayne Thomas ... Tattooed Man
Shaunery Stevens Shaunery Stevens ... Roustabout
Dyrk Ashton ... Roustabout
Gregory Amato Gregory Amato ... Smuin Ballet / SF Dancer
Lee Bell Lee Bell ... Smuin Ballet / SF Dancer
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Storyline

Two teenagers on neighboring farms steal glances and hide their romance from their feuding fathers. Little do these love-birds know, however, that their fathers are actually good friends who've hatched a plan - with the help of a mystical roving side-show and its equally mysterious ring master - to get these two lovers down the aisle! But be careful what you wish for. Because to bring these families together... they must first be torn apart! Written by Anonymous

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Try To Remember The First Time The Magic Happened. See more »

Genres:

Musical | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some bawdy carnival humor | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Os Fantásticos See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,176, 24 September 2000

Gross USA:

$49,666

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$49,666
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DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was filmed in 1995, and shelved for five years. The released version was re-edited by Francis Ford Coppola with the consent of director Michael Ritchie. See more »

Quotes

Ben Hucklebee: [holds out money] Would sixty dollars be an insult?
El Gallo: Yes but I'm used to abuse.
[grabs the money]
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Alternate Versions

The DVD includes 3 deleted songs
  • Plant a Radish, Get a Radish.
  • It Depends on What You Pay.
  • Try to Remember
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

They Were You
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Lyrics by Tom Jones
Sung by Joey McIntyre and Jean Louisa Kelly
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It takes years to get to the screen and this is the best they can do?
3 October 2013 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

The pluses for this are terrific art and production design which is beautifully displayed by the cinematography of Fred Murphy but pretty pictures only go so far. The piece's other strong suit is a fine score with many lovely songs however they are compromised by being given to the two leads who have thin reedy voices without distinction or subtlety and the tunes suffer because of it. The score was a favorite of the young Barbra Streisand and she recorded several of the numbers, listen to her versions of Much More, Soon It's Gonna Rain and particularly I Can See It and you'll understand what has been lost in the pallid interpretations offered here. Alas it is of no help that the same romantic leads share zero chemistry on screen with McIntyre practically disappearing from the screen, so bland is his presence. The best work is turned in by Brad Sullivan and Joel Grey but their parts are small and Grey is especially wasted. Catch the live show instead.


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