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That Thing You Do! (1996) Poster

Alternate Versions

In the new 2 disc version there is an extended version not show in theaters. Before "The Wonders" appear on national television, Guy arrives back at the hotel in a drunken state and finds an excited Mr. White with the good news about being on television the next day. Waiting for Mr. White is his male friend "Lloyd" played by Howie Long.
When re-released on DVD in 2007, the film came with the original theatrical cut, and an extended cut of the film. The extended cut included the following changes:
  • 1) Extended scenes showing Guy Patterson's relationship with Tina in Erie, PA.


  • 2) Extended scenes of the band rehearsing.


  • 3) Jimmy coaxes Guy's uncle to record the song "All My Only Dreams" as a B-side to "That Thing You Do."


  • 4) The band's experience at the Orpheum Theatre in Pittsburgh.


  • 5) The Bass Player's romantic affair with a member of The Chantrellines.


  • 6) After the band has unofficially split, Guy meets up again with one of his idols, Del Paxton. Del and a number of fellow Jazz members are also in the studio, working on some new music. Guy contacts a local Jazz DJ who had interviewed The Wonders. The DJ tells Guy that he can get him a job if he could interview Del and his friends.


  • This makes the ending differ from the theatrical cut, where Guy was unsure just what he would do while staying in California. The Extended Cut now has Guy secure with a job.


The music videos, which can found on the home video versions of the movie, contain extra footage not seen in the film. Some of the music video scenes include extra footage of the band playing games and riding the rides at the carnival.

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