Recounts a fable of a pop rock band formed a year after the Beatles took America by storm in early 1964. Jazz aficionado Guy Patterson, unhappily toiling in the family appliance store, is recruited into the band the Oneders (later renamed the Wonders) after regular drummer Chad breaks his arm. After Guy injects a four/four rock beat into lead singer Jimmy's ballad, the song's undeniable pop power flings the Wonders into a brief whirlwind of success, telling the tale of many American bands who attempted to grab the brass ring of rock and roll in the wake of the British Invasion. Written by
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Guy's sister Darlene has more than one line in the movie: After the father announces that Guy left them "in a lurch" and promotes her, she asks: "Does that mean that you will start paying me?" And when she berates guy for mentioning their competitions name in home appliances when he pitches tina's idea to their father at the shop. In the extended cut of the movie Darlene has more lines. See more »
During the montage of scenes from the state fair tour, we see an audience shot of the audience giving the Wonders a standing ovation. The lead singer for the Chantrellines is clearly visible in the middle of the shot. (The other acts would never be in the audience). See more »
[Speaking about Diane Dane ]
She told me never trust a label. And I'm beginning to believe her.
Well, sure. I mean, come on. They put us up in a first class hotel, all expenses paid, while our record climbs the charts; bunch of lyin' snakes.
Sorry I'm buggin' you! I guess I'm alone in my principles.
[leaves the room]
Oh come on. Oh, there he goes off to his room to write that hit song "Alone in my principles."
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Soundtrack released on the fictional Play-tone records. See more »
Tom Hanks directs, writes and stars in this brilliant rock 'n' roll movie, which features a great soundtrack too. I love the 50's/60's days, so this movie was perfect for me. There was some great acting here too, especially, by the brilliant Tom Hanks. This is a movie, that everyone should see. That Thing You do, definitely deserves a 10/10.
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