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The Thing Called Love (1993)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Music, Romance  |  16 July 1993 (USA)
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A group of newcomers to the country music business seek love and stardom.

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Storyline

Miranda Presley moves from New York to Nashville to become a song writer. At an unsuccessful audition she meets James Wright a promising newcomer. After only a few days they marry, head over heels, but start to regret it very soon. Written by Matthias Scheler <tron@lyssa.owl.de>

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Stand By Your Dream

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Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
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16 July 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A szerelem nevű dolog  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,029,721 (USA)
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Trivia

All cast members performed their own songs. See more »

Goofs

In the scene when James meets with a record label agent after performing, Miranda is closing up the bar, however it is obviously day time outside with cars and people going by the windows. See more »

Quotes

James Wright: How many Beatles are there?
Kyle Davidson: Three... and Ringo.
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Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

A THING CALLED LOVE
Written by Jerry Reed (as Jerry Reed Hubbard)
Performed by Johnny Cash
Courtesy of Mercury/Nashville
by arrangement with Polygram Special Markets
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Samantha Mathis at her best
2 January 2005 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Not really a story about generation x, although the cast is young and as fresh as it can be for 1992 / 1993. This is the story about youth, music and growing up an Elvis fan. More than that, it is a story about friendship and young love. Kind of like an Elvis movie, without the bad country music. Samantha Mathis gives one of her better performances here as the young girl from NYC who wants to be the next country singer out of Memphis. Much like the rocky career of the later (great) River Phoenix, Samantha Mathis has disappeared. Although she is not dead, like some people, Samantha Mathis fell off the radar screen to be in a number of independent films. Here, she is fun to look at and even more, she is one of the reasons why this movie is still good. Even if you don't like country music, this is worth watching.


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