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Rhinestone (1984)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  22 June 1984 (USA)
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A country music star must turn an obnoxious New York cabbie into a singer in order to win a bet.

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Nick
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Jake Farris
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Noah Farris
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Barnett Kale
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Freddie Ugo
Steve Peck ...
Father (as Stephen Apostle Pec)
Penny Santon ...
Mother
Russell Buchanan ...
Elgart
Ritch Brinkley ...
Luke
Jerry Potter ...
Walt
Jesse Welles ...
Billie Joe
Phil Rubenstein ...
Maurie
Thomas Ikeda ...
Japanese Father
Christal Kim ...
Japanese Grandmother
Arline Miyazaki ...
Japanese Mother
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Storyline

Jake an aspiring singer from Tennessee comes to New York and finds herself working in club owned by a sleazy guy named Freddy. It seems Jake is under contract and Freddy doesn't want to let her go. So Jake makes a bet; that she can train anyone to sing and if she does, he lets her out of her contract. And the guy she has to train is cabbie named Nick. They go to her home in Tennessee and Jake tries to teach him but it's very tough. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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A rip roaring, hard lovin' comedy hit with wonderful new songs by Dolly Parton [Video Australia] See more »

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Comedy | Music

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22 June 1984 (USA)  »

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Der Senkrechtstarter  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

According to her auto-biography "My Life and Other Unfinished Business", Dolly Parton states that she considers the soundtrack album for this picture as some of the best work that she has done. Parton also declares that the song "What a Heartache" is a personal favorite of hers, Parton having re-recorded the track twice since the movie, on both the 1991 "Eagle When She Flies" and 2002 "Halos & Horns" albums. See more »

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During the opening credits, the camera is reflected in the window of the helicopter they used to film the night-time scenery. See more »

Quotes

Jake: What's it gonna take to buy out my contract? What?
Freddie Ugo, Rhinestone Owner: [stares at her and stammers] Wa-wa-wa-wa.
Jake: Don't say a night in the sack!
Freddie Ugo, Rhinestone Owner: I'd never say anything like that! What's the matter with you? How about thirty minutes?
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.107 (2010) See more »

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Be There
Written by Dolly Parton
Performed by Dolly Parton and Sylvester Stallone
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You've Just Gotta Be Southern
19 January 2002 | by (Morristown, TN, USA) – See all my reviews

I Love This Movie!! But I probably understand it much better because I'm Southern. This movie isn't about any political issues nor was it made to raise anyone's consciousness, it is pure entertainment and that is exactly why it is one of my favorites. I don't want to sit down to a movie and be given yet more issues to deal with, I want to sit down an be entertained, to have my mind taken off of my troubles and that is exactly what this movie does. But like I said, I really think one must be a true Southerner to really enjoy this movie. To each his own.


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