In 1951 Belleville, New Jersey four on and off juvenile delinquents who like to sing form a group managed by their troublemaker, Tommy. The draw of the teenage group and its real talent is the lead singer, Frankie, too young and naive to be anything but a follower who wears his loyalty like a badge. When their sound is not unique enough and they've been nothing but back up singers for too long they meet Bob, a middle class musical prodigy form the suburbs. Frankie is the inspiration he needs to write well and the band rises quickly. Yet every victory is ruined by Tommy, who continues to work with the mob behind their backs until he destroys the group and nearly ruins Frankie.
Cast : Vincent Piazza, John Lloyd Young, Steve Schirripa, Christopher Walken
Writer : Marshall Brickman (screenplay), Rick Elice (screenplay), Marshall Brickman (musical book), Rick Elice (musical book)
Language : English