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The Thing Called Love (1993)

 -  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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Deborah Allen ...
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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

On the first day of filming, River Phoenix showed up high and blew several takes. As he attempted to hit his mark, he stumbled and almost fell, mumbling his lines into the ground, and not making eye contact with the other actors. Phoenix claimed to director Peter Bogdanovich that he had only taken a pain pill and one beer, and that he was mostly depressed over the recent breakup with girlfriend Suzanne Solgot. Bogdanovich would later minimize Phoenix's troubles that night and insisted that he didn't cause another problem for the rest of production. 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

Miranda Presley: And what about... me?
James Wright: You want to come all the way to Memphis just to sit around and watch me record? I thought you'd want to stay here. settle into our, house...
Miranda Presley: And do what?
James Wright: do what? don't know. What does one do anywhere? There's a number of things you could do... write songs... birdwatch.
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Features The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) See more »

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DREAMED MY DREAMS
Written and Performed by Robert Goldstein
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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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