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The Thing Called Love (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 27 August 1993 (USA)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... James Wright
... Miranda Presley
... Kyle Davidson
... Linda Lue Linden
K.T. Oslin ... Lucy
... Billy
Webb Wilder ... Ned
... Floyd
Deborah Allen ... Herself
Jimmie Dale Gilmore ... Himself
Katy Moffatt ... Herself
Jo-El Sonnier ... Himself
... Herself
Kevin Welch ... Himself
... 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

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
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27 August 1993 (USA)  »

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A szerelem nevű dolog  »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$433,254, 29 August 1993, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,029,721
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

All cast members performed their own songs. See more »

Goofs

When James and Miranda get married in the mini-mart, there are four other customers watching them, but only James' truck is out front. See more »

Quotes

Miranda Presley: And what about... me?
James Wright: You want to come all the way to Memphis just to sit around and watch me record? I thought you'd want to stay here. settle into our, house...
Miranda Presley: And do what?
James Wright: do what? don't know. What does one do anywhere? There's a number of things you could do... write songs... birdwatch.
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Soundtracks

You Don't Live for Love
Written by Hal Ketchum and Dave Mallett
Performed by Katy Moffatt
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Great film
25 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie is amusing, touching AND captivating the whole way through. River Phoenix' performance, from his excellent singing voice to his southern accent, made me believe he was an up and coming country western singer. Phoenix becomes the insecure yet arrogant James Wright and I believe he played this character perfectly even with the obvious personal struggles in his life. River and Samantha Mathis have palpable chemistry that makes you believe James and Miranda can save their difficult relationship. All the actors in this film did a good job and the story line is enjoyable and unique. There is not one wasted moment of screen time as every scene is filled with continuity and story-driven dialogue.


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