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Rhinestone (1984)

 -  Comedy | Music | Musical  -  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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Jake Farris
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Noah Farris
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Barnett Kale
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Freddie Ugo
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Father (as Stephen Apostle Pec)
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Elgart
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Luke
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Walt
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Billie Joe
Phil Rubenstein ...
Maurie
Thomas Ikeda ...
Japanese Father
Christal Kim ...
Japanese Grandmother
Arline Miyazaki ...
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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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Comedy | Music | Musical

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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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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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Be There
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A really funny movie
29 May 2008 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I feel I should apologise for really liking this movie. I have seen it several times on TV, and finally bought the DVD. It has several laugh out loud moments, and of course, the story is corny and has a happy ending - nothing to apologise for there as far as I can tell. It was a vehicle for Dolly and Sly, and I thought he came out of it really well. Dolly was cute, and sang beautifully as ever, and still managed to breathe, although to be honest, no-one has a waist that small and lives. I really loved Dolly in the pre-plastic days when her face and her voice seemed natural and free. Sylvester was incredibly funny as the manic taxi driver turned singer, and his bod was pure pleasure! So...something for everyone in the eye candy department, some good music, laughs, happy ending - what's wrong with that? When you've seen a movie several times and it still makes you laugh out loud - Sly singing in the horrible suit - it's got something going for it. A feel good film.


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