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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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Taglines:

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

"El Gallo" is Spanish for "The Rooster" See more »

Quotes

El Gallo: There is a curious paradox that no one can explain: who understands the secrets of the reaping of the grain? Who understands why spring is born out of winter's laboring pain, or why we all must die a bit before we grow again?
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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

References The Thief of Bagdad (1924) See more »

Soundtracks

The Abduction Song
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Lyrics by Tom Jones
Sung by Jonathon Morris, Joel Grey and Brad Sullivan
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User Reviews

 
More Nays than Yays
13 April 2004 | by harry-76See all my reviews

People who experienced this intimate musical off-Broadway, and in local community theater productions around the country, will rightly be disappointed and even horrified by this film effort.

Gone is the magic, the delight, and the imagination of a creation designed for small spaces, interaction with audiences, scant scenery and loads of beautiful melodies and poetic charm.

They've taken a concept geared for a cabaret and ballooned into a huge overblown, literate production that comes off as strange and even weird. They've juxtaposed and cut great songs, and tried to make a small ensemble effort into a large Hollywood extravaganza.

I agree this is one misfire that simply should have stayed on the shelf and not released--just written off as a tax loss.


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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fantasticks 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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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