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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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Elgart
Ritch Brinkley ...
Luke
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Phil Rubenstein ...
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Thomas Ikeda ...
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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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$28,000,000 (estimated)
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The movie was made and released about nine years after it source Larry Weiss written song "Rhinestone Cowboy" had been first performed by Glenn Campbell in 1975. Campbell does not appear in the film, but the tune, according to Wikipedia, "served as the basis" for this film and is played in the background during an early scene in the Rhinestone. 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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Tennessee Homesick Blues
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Glittering like a rhinestone
15 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched this the other day FOR THE FIRST TIME might i add. I never even knew about this film until i saw it round a mate's house.

I watched it thinking is was one of those early cheese flicks that were around during the 80's, after Sly success with Rocky and before his success with Rambo. Happily i was wrong, this was hilarious.

The story is well done and one that was entertaining. I was expecting to fall asleep during this film but i stayed awake the whole time and didn't yawn once. Sly looked well out of place in this picture but that was the whole idea and he does it brilliantly, playing a New York Cabbie who don't know the first thing about country music. And when he sang during the first half of the movie it was in stitches. He was excruciatingly awful,and I was literally crying laughter. However when he did sing with the lovely Dolly Parton, he was good. This film is kind of like Rocky meets Nashville with a great performance from everyone involved.

Rhinestone is one of those gems of a movie that is a classic later on in it's years. This is Sly at his comedy best,he don't play it for laughs he is just himself (so to speak). Forget Stop or my mom will shoot or Oscar, this is Sly at his comedy best. he can do comedy and it shows right here.

I dare you not to be tapping your foot by the end. This will go with my Good Sylvester Stallone films.


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