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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Farris
Noah Farris
Barnett Kale
Freddie Ugo
Steve Peck ...
Father (as Stephen Apostle Pec)
Penny Santon ...
Russell Buchanan ...
Ritch Brinkley ...
Jerry Potter ...
Jesse Welles ...
Billie Joe
Phil Rubenstein ...
Thomas Ikeda ...
Japanese Father
Christal Kim ...
Japanese Grandmother
Arline Miyazaki ...
Japanese Mother


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

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Dolly Parton stakes her career and her body on a New York cabbie! [Video Australia] See more »


Comedy | Music


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Release Date:

22 June 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Senkrechtstarter  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)

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Some movie posters for this film featured a long blurb that said: "She's bet everything, and we mean everything, that she can turn this New York cabbie into an overnight sensation. He has other things in mind. But he's never had a trainer like this one!". See more »


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


Nick Martinelli: [singing "Drinkenstein"] Budweiser you created a monster / and they call him Drinkenstein / And the tavern down the street is the labba-tor-eye-ee / where he makes the transformation all the time / And a stein of Dr. Buuuud is a pint of monster blood / and it does effect me different every time / Budweiser you created a monster / and they call me Drinkenstein / And they call me Drinkenstein / I'm Drinkenstein! / I'm Drinkenstein!
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Tennessee Homesick Blues
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While a box office flop - a hilarious detour for Stallone
14 January 2004 | by (Waynesville, North Carolina) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. Not because it is a particularly good movie but it definitely leaves a memorable impression. In what other film can you see Sylvester Stallone adorned in a fringed jacket, western shirt, tight pants, chaps, and high heeled cowboy boots? I mean please, who could ask for more? Stallone attempts to sing as well. I have heard worse. Also, the dialog is hilarious. Being from the South, it resonates with the sounds of my youth. Of course, Rhinestone is filled with the obvious stereotypical portrayals of rural residents. However, it is not rude or mean spirited to the populace located below the Mason Dixon line. In a fashion, the movie rather celebrates and embraces those individuals. Believe me, there are some memorable moments to this cinematic adventure. Just give it a chance - spend 111 minutes laughing at Stallone and singing with Dolly. If the more urbane members of my clan can appreciate this film even high brow viewers can participate in parody from time to time.

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