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
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 »
During the opening credits, the camera is reflected in the window of the helicopter they used to film the night-time scenery. See more »
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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I have been watching the comments about this movie for twenty years. Yes, the singing by Stallone should have been toned down and shortened BUT...
The plot is simple and unconfusing. The point is made in the first 20 min of the movie.
The gags and one liners are HILARIOUS. Think about it, an Italian New York cabbie suddenly asked by chance to sing country music to win a bet..the possibilities are endless. The "fish out of water" theme to this movie is JUST THAT, A FISH OUT OF WATER! To try to find a deeper hidden meaning is the sign of a pseudo-intellectual trying to impress people. Take this movie for what it is...FUN.
As I said earlier, I have been watching reviews for this flick for years. People, it's COMEDY...not real life and NO... Stallone is NOT a real country singer. Everyone knows it. Get over yourselves, open a beer, untuck your shirt-tail, put your feet up and keep it in perspective.
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