The Fantasticks (1995)



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Two fathers spark a romance between their children by pretending to feud. Their deception weaves a tangled web when they enlist the aid of a mysterious traveling showman named El Gallo.

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Joel Grey
as Amos Babcock Bellamy
Barnard Hughes
as Henry Albertson
Joey McIntyre
as Matt Hucklebee
Brad Sullivan
as Hucklebee
Arturo Gil
as The Bavarian Baby
Joe Anthony Cox
as His Assistant
Victoria Stevens
as Jo Jo, The Chicken Lady
Trayne Thomas
as Tattooed Man
Shaunery Stevens
as Roustabout #1
Dyrk Ashton
as Roustabout #2
Gregory Amato
as Smuin Ballet : SF Dancer #1
Lee Bell
as Smuin Ballet : SF Dancer #2
Celia Fushille-Burke
as Smuin Ballet : SF Dancer #3
Marjorie Grundvig
as Smuin Ballet : SF Dancer #4
Tiffany Heft
as Smuin Ballet : SF Dancer #5
Jennifer Jaffe
as Smuin Ballet : SF Dancer #6
Mark Anthony Lopez
as Smuin Ballet : SF Dancer #7
Julian Montaner
as Smuin Ballet : SF Dancer #8
Rika Onizuka
as Smuin Ballet : SF Dancer #9
as Mortimer
Joseph Woelfel
as Smuin Ballet : SF Dancer #10
Jean Louisa Kelly
as Luisa Bellamy
Tony Cox
as His Assistant
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Critic Reviews for The Fantasticks

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (2)

It provides an invaluable example of how not to make a movie out of a stage classic.

May 4, 2010 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

Truth to tell, it's exactly the kind of musical pointed out by people who say they just don't like musicals.

Jul 12, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

[S]imultaneously flat and cartoonish...

Dec 3, 2002 | Full Review…

It's a trifle, but was pleasantly presented and I found it to be an adequate though not a scintillating production.

Jan 4, 2002 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

The movie musical is practically a dead horse in Hollywood, and The Fantasticks does little to kick it back to life.

Apr 4, 2001 | Rating: 5/10

The musical scenes in The Fantasticks crackle with intimacy.

Mar 23, 2001 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Fantasticks

A couple catchy tunes. Probably one of the only stage musicals to require such a small cast and such minimal scenery. In this film production it just comes off as creepy and odd.

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