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Rhinestone (1984)

PG | | Comedy, Music | 22 June 1984 (USA)
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A country music star must turn an obnoxious New York cabbie into a singer in order to win a bet.

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Bob Clark

Writers:

Phil Alden Robinson (story), Phil Alden Robinson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvester Stallone ... Nick
Dolly Parton ... Jake Farris
Richard Farnsworth ... Noah Farris
Ron Leibman ... Freddie Ugo
Tim Thomerson ... Barnett Kale
Steve Peck Steve Peck ... Father (as Stephen Apostle Pec)
Penny Santon Penny Santon ... Mother
Russell Buchanan Russell Buchanan ... Elgart
Ritch Brinkley ... Luke
Jerry Potter Jerry Potter ... Walt
Jesse Welles ... Billie Joe
Phil Rubenstein Phil Rubenstein ... Maurie
Thomas Ikeda Thomas Ikeda ... Japanese Father
Christal Kim Christal Kim ... Japanese Grandmother
Arline Miyazaki Arline Miyazaki ... Japanese Mother
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Storyline

Jake, an aspiring singer from Tennessee comes to New York City and finds herself working in club owned by a sleazy guy named Freddy. It seems Jake is under contract, and Freddy doesn't want to let her go. So Jake makes a bet; that she can train anyone to sing, and if she does, he lets her out of her contract, and the guy she has to train is a cabbie named Nick. They go to her house in Tennessee, and Jake tries to teach him, but it's very tough. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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The knockout comedy of the summer. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El taxista caradura See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$21,435,321
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was released nine years after its source, the Larry Weiss written song "Rhinestone Cowboy", had been performed by Glenn Campbell. Campbell did not appear in the film, but the tune, according to Wikipedia, "served as the basis" for this film, and is played in the background during an early scene in the Rhinestone. See more »

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During the opening credits, the camera is reflected in the window of the helicopter they used to film the night-time scenery. See more »

Quotes

Jake: Do you play an instrument?
Nick Martinelli: Yeah, I can sorta play a couple of chords on this organ I have at home. Hey, I'll tell you what, why don't you come to my house and teach me a new song?
Jake: Go to your house, huh? I suppose that's so you can show me your organ, right?
Nick Martinelli: Why do you think I'm conning you? I tell you I really do have this big organ!
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Soundtracks

Too Much Water
Written by Dolly Parton
Performed by Randy Parton
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Silly but funny
11 January 2009 | by CharliePecoraroSee all my reviews

This film is definitely a goof ball but that is what it set out to be. It's totally farcical & wonderful. Favourite scenes include Steven Apostle Peck who plays Sly's dad. The first is when we meet Peck's character in the organ room & the second is the hilarious scene around the dinner table. I bust a gut watching that scene. So funny.

One important thing I've learned in studying film is that there is a difference between a film you love & a great film. They can be one in the same, as is the case with a film such as The Godfather Part II. This is an masterfully made film that I enjoyed. Or they can be separate. For instance, I recognize that Slumdog Millionaire is a well made film, I just didn't like it. I didn't connect with it. I didn't care what happened. And on the converse, I recognize that Rhinestone isn't really that great a film but I really enjoyed it. I connected with the characters, it made me laugh & I generally found pleasure in it. So I rate it 10/10 for enjoyment.

Love to Steven Peck


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