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Rhinestone (1984)

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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

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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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Dolby

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Dolly Parton scored two Top Ten country-and-western chart singles from this movie. These were "God Won't Get You" and the chart-topping "Tennessee Homesick Blues". 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 »

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Jake: Freddie, there are two kinds of people in this world. And you ain't one of 'em!
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"Stay Out of My Bedroom (If You Can't Take the Heat)
Written by Dolly Parton
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Glittering like a rhinestone
15 February 2007 | by sharkattack1978See all my reviews

I watched this the other day FOR THE FIRST TIME might i add. I never even knew about this film until i saw it round a mate's house.

I watched it thinking is was one of those early cheese flicks that were around during the 80's, after Sly success with Rocky and before his success with Rambo. Happily i was wrong, this was hilarious.

The story is well done and one that was entertaining. I was expecting to fall asleep during this film but i stayed awake the whole time and didn't yawn once. Sly looked well out of place in this picture but that was the whole idea and he does it brilliantly, playing a New York Cabbie who don't know the first thing about country music. And when he sang during the first half of the movie it was in stitches. He was excruciatingly awful,and I was literally crying laughter. However when he did sing with the lovely Dolly Parton, he was good. This film is kind of like Rocky meets Nashville with a great performance from everyone involved.

Rhinestone is one of those gems of a movie that is a classic later on in it's years. This is Sly at his comedy best,he don't play it for laughs he is just himself (so to speak). Forget Stop or my mom will shoot or Oscar, this is Sly at his comedy best. he can do comedy and it shows right here.

I dare you not to be tapping your foot by the end. This will go with my Good Sylvester Stallone films.


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