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Rhinestone (1984)

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

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Jake Farris
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Noah Farris
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Freddie Ugo
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Barnett Kale
Steve Peck ...
Father (as Stephen Apostle Pec)
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Luke
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Billie Joe
Phil Rubenstein ...
Maurie
Thomas Ikeda ...
Japanese Father
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Arline Miyazaki ...
Japanese Mother
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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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22 June 1984 (USA)  »

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El taxista caradura  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)
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Original screenwriter Phil Alden Robinson was so upset by Sylvester Stallone's extensive changes to the original screenplay that he briefly considered having his name removed. He was convinced that having his name on a film of this "caliber" would look good on his resume. 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 »

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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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Be There
Written by Dolly Parton
Performed by Dolly Parton and Sylvester Stallone
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some people have no sense of humor
1 April 2005 | by (Trenton, NJ) – See all my reviews

This is, hands down, one of the funniest movies ever made. Weather we laugh because of the jokes written in or because of how awful some of the movie is, it doesn't matter. Laughter is a good thing, and this movie generates plenty of it. I especially like the bits with the always entertaining Tim Thomerson, Jack Deth of the Trancers series. His turn as Barnett Kale is fantastic. Also showing a nice sense of comedic timing is the inimitable Richard Farnsworth as Noah, the father of Dolly Parton's character.

It is bad, it is cheesy, and it is side-splittingly funny.

And if you cannot appreciate my fashion sense, I resignate.


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