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 gets only one line in the movie: After the father announces that Guy left them "in a lurch" she asks: "Does that mean that you will start paying me?" However, in the extended cut of the movie Darlene does in fact have more lines. See more »
In the extended version, the movie showing on the TV at Guy's apartment is not Spartacus (1960) as he claimed, but The Vikings (1958). See more »
Ain't no way to keep a band together. Bands come and go. You got to keep on playin', no matter with who.
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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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