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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)

Gross:

$1,029,721 (USA)
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Trivia

River Phoenix wrote his character's song 'Lone Star State Of Mine' especially for the film. See more »

Goofs

When James and Kyle fight in the parking lot of the Bluebird after Linda Lou wins 4th prize in the Miss Nashville pageant, Kyle falls. Linda Lou is on top of Kyle in one shot, but in the next, she is behind him, squatting down. See more »

Quotes

Linda Lue Linden: You Know Kyle Davidson, there's something you never knew about me.
Kyle Davidson: What's that?
Linda Lue Linden: [she kisses him] You could have had me for a song
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Referenced in Northern Exposure: Rosebud (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

WHAT KIND OF LOVE
Written by Rodney Crowell, Will Jennings and Roy Orbison
Performed by Rodney Crowell
Courtesy of Columbia Records
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Also Performed by Jimmie Dale Gilmore
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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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