And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny & Cher Story

And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny & Cher Story

Director: David Burton Morris Cast: Jay Underwood, Renee Faia, Christian Leffler



The true story of one of the most unlikely love stories and show biz successes of the '60s is reenacted in this made-for-cable comedy drama. Sonny Bono (Jay Underwood) is a guy determined to get his foot in the door of the Los Angeles music business; he pitches his songs to artists and producers when he's not busy with his day job, and will do nearly anything to climb the ladder of success. In time, Bono makes his way into the session band for famous record producer Phil Spector (Christian Leffler) and gets a job signing acts and producing sessions for a small independent label. But Bono gets his biggest break when he's fixed up on a date with one Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPierre (Renee Faia), who, as it turns out, is a singer struggling to make it in Hollywood. Sonny sees talent in the girl called Cher for short, and he puts his money and career on the line to make a duet record with her. The two also fall in love and are happily married by the time "I Got You Babe" makes them pop stars. But as their career goes through peaks and valleys, so does their relationship, and as their act reaches a crossroads they divorce, forcing both to reestablish themselves on their own. And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny & Cher Story was first broadcast on February 22, 1999.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/29/2004
UPC: 0030306758794
Original Release: 1998
Rating: NR
Source: Mpi Home Video
Time: 1:25:00

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Starting Out [8:01]
2. Blind Date [2:35]
3. Bad Fortune to Good Fortune [3:00]
4. Shackin Up [4:07]
5. Big Break [11:23]
6. "Baby Don t Go" [9:50]
7. Success and Fame [9:23]
8. Hard Times [5:47]
9. "And the Best Goes On" [15:59]
10. "I Want Out" [8:06]
11. Letterman Appearance [6:10]
12. End Credits [1:12]

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And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny & Cher Story 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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CHER: 51 Billboard Hot 100 Appearances, 32 reached The Top 40, 17 reached The Top 10 and 5 went to #1. Cher had 33 solo appearances which began on July 3 1965 with "All I Really Want To Do" which peaked at #15. Four of these 33 songs went to #1, 12 reached The Top Ten and 22 reached The Top 40.*** Sonny and Cher had 18 appearances which began on July 10 1965 with "I Got You Babe" which peaked at #1. One of these 18 songs went to #1, 5 reached The Top 10 and 10 reached The Top 40.*** As a Solo artist Cher, 63, has had at least one Billboard Hot 100 hit while in her Teens, 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s and in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. During the 2000s many artists have used The Cher Effect from 1998s "Believe" which peacked at #1. Sonny and Cher first appeared on Bubbling Under The Hot 100 chart on December 26 1964 with "Baby Don't Go" which peacked at #8 on the Billboaed Hot 100 during 1965.