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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

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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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A rip roaring, hard lovin' comedy hit with wonderful new songs by Dolly Parton [Video Australia] See more »

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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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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Nick Martinelli: [singing "Drinkenstein"] Budweiser you created a monster / and they call him Drinkenstein / And the tavern down the street is the labba-tor-eye-ee / where he makes the transformation all the time / And a stein of Dr. Buuuud is a pint of monster blood / and it does effect me different every time / Budweiser you created a monster / and they call me Drinkenstein / And they call me Drinkenstein / I'm Drinkenstein! / I'm Drinkenstein!
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What a Heartache
Written and Performed by Dolly Parton
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some people have no sense of humor
1 April 2005 | by manic966See all my reviews

This is, hands down, one of the funniest movies ever made. Weather we laugh because of the jokes written in or because of how awful some of the movie is, it doesn't matter. Laughter is a good thing, and this movie generates plenty of it. I especially like the bits with the always entertaining Tim Thomerson, Jack Deth of the Trancers series. His turn as Barnett Kale is fantastic. Also showing a nice sense of comedic timing is the inimitable Richard Farnsworth as Noah, the father of Dolly Parton's character.

It is bad, it is cheesy, and it is side-splittingly funny.

And if you cannot appreciate my fashion sense, I resignate.


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