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The Thing Called Love (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 27 August 1993 (USA)
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A group of newcomers to the country music business seek love and stardom.

Director:

Peter Bogdanovich

Writer:

Carol Heikkinen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
River Phoenix ... James Wright
Samantha Mathis ... Miranda Presley
Dermot Mulroney ... Kyle Davidson
Sandra Bullock ... Linda Lue Linden
K.T. Oslin K.T. Oslin ... Lucy
Anthony Clark ... Billy
Webb Wilder Webb Wilder ... Ned
Earl Poole Ball ... Floyd
Deborah Allen Deborah Allen ... Herself
Jimmie Dale Gilmore Jimmie Dale Gilmore ... Himself
Katy Moffatt Katy Moffatt ... Herself
Jo-El Sonnier Jo-El Sonnier ... Himself
Pam Tillis ... Herself
Kevin Welch Kevin Welch ... Himself
Trisha Yearwood ... Herself
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Storyline

Miranda Presley moves from New York to Nashville to become a song writer. At an unsuccessful audition she meets James Wright a promising newcomer. After only a few days they marry, head over heels, but start to regret it very soon. Written by Matthias Scheler <tron@lyssa.owl.de>

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Stand By Your Dream

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Thing Called Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Tennessee, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$433,254, 29 August 1993

Gross USA:

$1,029,721

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,029,721
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Samantha Mathis was River Phoenix's girlfriend at the time. See more »

Goofs

When James and Kyle fight in the parking lot of the Bluebird after Linda Lou wins 4th prize in the Miss Nashville pageant, Kyle falls. Linda Lou is on top of Kyle in one shot, but in the next, she is behind him, squatting down. See more »

Quotes

James Wright: This didn't have to get ugly
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Connections

Referenced in Northern Exposure: Rosebud (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

The Hard Way
Written by Clint Black and Hayden Nicholas
Performed by Clint Black
Courtesy of the RCA Records label of BMG Music
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Hmmmm
24 February 1999 | by HoolihanSee all my reviews

This film is not up to much, the script seems to just drift off somewhere else after about half way thru, Mathis however is well pleasing, and the braindead Mulroney is really quite good too. The film has a few nice moments i liked, but the whole thing seems compromised by the below par script. The total disinterest of the lead male is a problem too, Phoenix is about as charming in this as a three week old pizza, not forgetting Sandra Bullock who gets the chance to show off the full range of her acting repertoire (4 facial expressions)

And it was overlong. And I can't even remember how it ended.

You might like it if you like garth brooks though!


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