Cover image for The fantasticks
Title:
The fantasticks
Author:
Grey, Joel, 1932-
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, [2001]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (87 mins.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
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 lovers down the aisle! But be careful what you wish for, because to bring these families together, they must first be torn apart!
General Note:
Special ed.

Title from container.

Special features include: feature-length audio commentary by Director Michael Ritchie ; more than 30 minutes of additional footage including deleted songs, extended songs, deleted scenes and an alternate ending ; "jump-to-a-song" feature ; theatrical trailer ; 16:9 widescreen 2.35:1.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1995.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English

French

Spanish
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG.
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9780792848493
UPC:
027616858443
Format :
DVD

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The longest-running show in the history of the American theater (it opened at an off-Broadway theater in the spring of 1960, where it remained until the production finally closed in early 2002) finally arrives onscreen. Hucklebee (Brad Sullivan) and Bellamy (Joel Grey) are a pair of small town fathers who are scheming to bring their children Matt (Joseph McIntyre) and Luisa (Jean Louisa Kelly) together in a romance. As a carnival arrives to bring some excitement to the sleepy village, the fathers persuade a mysterious interloper named El Gallo (Jonathan Morris) to stage a mock abduction of Luisa, which will hopefully prompt Matt to come to her rescue. However, while El Gallo's plan succeeds, he also awakens his innocent charges to the darker and more disappointing side of love. The Fantasticks was shot and edited in 1995, but beyond a few preview screenings, it went unreleased until the fall of 2000. The film marked the dramatic debut of former New Kids on the Block vocalist Joseph McIntyre, and features Teller (of the magic/performance art duo Penn & Teller) in a rare speaking role. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


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