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

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22 June 1984 (USA)  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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Jake: Freddie, there are two kinds of people in this world, and you ain't one of 'em!
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One Emotion After Another
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Suffers from "Rhinestone" sydrome.
5 April 1999 | by (boise, ID) – See all my reviews

This film suffers from what we in the reviewing business call "Rhinestone syndrome." This disorder refers to any movie that baffles you so that you can't figure out if you're laughing at it or with it. It is my belief that this is Stallone's most entertaining film, while it seems to be his most critically despised. Seeing the Italian Stallion attempt such unsingable classics as "Old MacDonald Had A Farm," and the immortal "Drinkenstein," is only the tip of the iceberg with this gem. Is it terribly written, or the most ingenius piece of cinematic art ever to be created? Perhaps that's just another eternal question we have to ponder, right up there with Rudy Ray Moore's "How, and Why?"


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