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The Thing Called Love (1993)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  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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Comedy | 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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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,029,721 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sandra Bullock co-wrote and performed the song "Heaven Knocking On My Door" in this film. 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

Kyle Davidson: You want me to tell you how I feel about you?
Miranda Presley: Yeah.
Kyle Davidson: Okay, okay. Uh, sometimes you hear a song on the radio and it's just the song you want to hear right then, and then it's over and you're just glad you heard it.
Miranda Presley: And I'm like that song?
Kyle Davidson: No, you're nothing like that song. You're like if that was the only song in the world that I could hear for the rest of my life. You're that song.
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Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

BIG DREAM
Written by Alice Randall and Ralph Murphy
Performed by Samantha Mathis
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User Reviews

country music and "hipness" blend together in a great film
24 June 2000 | by (FL) – See all my reviews

I rented this movie last summer after having never even heard of it, I just picked it up because it had River Phoenix in it and he was, of course, quite the hottie :) Anyway, I've never been into country music but I LOVED this film! It deals with that whole scene and has great songs in it-- especially the one that Samantha Mathis' character writes and sings at the end. Plus the movie has one of Sandra Bullock's early performances, which is great. And yes, River also does his part to make the film very watchable! If you haven't watched The Thing Called Love, go pick it up-- you'll be pleasantly surprised.


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