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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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Noah Farris
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Steve Peck ...
Father (as Stephen Apostle Pec)
Penny Santon ...
Mother
Russell Buchanan ...
Elgart
Ritch Brinkley ...
Luke
Jerry Potter ...
Walt
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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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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 »

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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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$21,435,321
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This is the third time that Dolly Parton utilized the same melody for her song "God Won't Get You." Originally written for the film version of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982), the Burt Reynolds ballad "Where Stallions Run" was cut from the movie though it subsequently surfaced in American TV prints. Parton slightly altered the lyrics and issued it as "A Cowboy's Ways" on her 1983 album "Burlap and Satin." When that failed to chart, she completely overhauled the words for the Rhinestone cut "God Won't Get You." 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: Do you play an instrument?
Nick Martinelli: Yeah, I can sorta play a couple of chords on this organ I have at home. Hey, I'll tell you what, why don't you come to my house and teach me a new song?
Jake: Go to your house, huh? I suppose that's so you can show me your organ, right?
Nick Martinelli: Why do you think I'm conning you? I tell you I really do have this big organ!
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References My Fair Lady (1964) See more »

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The Day My Baby Died
Written by Phil Alden Robinson
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While a box office flop - a hilarious detour for Stallone
14 January 2004 | by 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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