Joey (1986 film)
|Directed by||Joseph Ellison|
|Produced by||Jeffrey Silver|
|Screenplay by||Joseph Ellison|
|Story by||Ellen Hammill|
|Music by||Jim Roberge|
|Edited by||Christopher Andrews|
|January 31, 1986|
Joey is a 1986 film written and directed by Joseph Ellison, based on a story by Ellen Hammill. The rock and roll movie features songs by Tim Worman and the Polecats and performances by the Ad-Libs, the Silhouettes, Screamin' Jay Hawkins and others.
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Joey King Sr. (James Quinn) was part of a successful singing group in the 1950s and now works at a gas station and is a borderline alcoholic. His son, Joey Jr. (Neill Barry) has started a rock band with his teenage friends which triggers anger in his father and he takes away his son's guitar.
The father is jealous of the son's talent until the father starts his old band back up and both Kings separately participate in the Royal New York Doo-Wopp Show at Radio City Music Hall and accept one another.
|Neill Barry||Joey King Jr.|
|James Quinn||Joey King Sr.|
|Frank R. Lanziano||Frankie Lanz|
Mr. Ellison, best known for directing the horror film Don't Go in the House, has made a different sort of B-movie this time, but the effect is not exactly one of versatility. His style here is plain and perfunctory, so much so that the parts of the plot involving the father seem entirely unrelated to those about the son.
- Joey (1986) - Soundtracks
- Maslin, Janet (1986-01-31). "Movie Review - Joey - SCREEN: 'JOEY,' ROCK TALE - NYTimes.com". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2011-02-13.