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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.

Director:

Bob Clark

Writers:

Phil Alden Robinson (story), Phil Alden Robinson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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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 »

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the third time that Dolly Parton utilized the same melody for her song "God Won't Get You". Originally written for The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982), the Burt Reynolds ballad "Where Stallions Run" was cut from the movie, though it subsequently surfaced in American television prints. Parton slightly altered the lyrics and issued it as "A Cowboy's Ways" on her 1983 album "Burlap and Satin". When that failed to chart, she completely overhauled the words for the Rhinestone cut "God Won't Get You". 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: All right, we'll go to your place and you can show me your organ. But I'm warning you, it'd best be having music coming out of it.
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References The Power (1984) See more »

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Butterflies
Written and Performed by Dolly Parton
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This movie is just too funny!
1 September 2002 | by bdhoffSee all my reviews

This is one of the funniest Stallone comedies there is, if nothing else for the fact that Stallone is so bad at it! Imagine an NYC cab driver turned country & western singer? What could be better than that? Dolly provides a solid comedy performance as well. If nothing else check this out just for the laughs!


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