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Rhinestone (1984)

 -  Comedy | Music  -  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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Nick
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Jake Farris
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Noah Farris
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Freddie Ugo
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Barnett Kale
Steve Peck ...
Father (as Stephen Apostle Pec)
Penny Santon ...
Mother
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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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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Comedy | Music

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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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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 nor is the song heard, but the tune, according to Wikipedia, "served as the basis" for this film. 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 »

Quotes

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 Hee Haw (1969) See more »

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"Stay Out of My Bedroom (If You Can't Take the Heat)
Written by Dolly Parton
Performed by Dolly Parton and Sylvester Stallone
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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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