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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.

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K.T. Oslin ...
Lucy
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Webb Wilder ...
Ned
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Floyd
Deborah Allen ...
Herself
Jimmie Dale Gilmore ...
Himself
Katy Moffatt ...
Herself
Jo-El Sonnier ...
Himself
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Kevin Welch ...
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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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Trivia

Samantha Mathis had previously worked with Dennis Hopper on Super Mario Bros. (1993) and Sandra Bullock would later go on to star opposite Dennis Hopper in Speed (1994). 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

James Wright: This check seems to be made out to "selfish, arrogant dickhead."
Miranda Presley: Yeah, they'll cash it. They know it's you.
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Referenced in Northern Exposure: Rosebud (1993) See more »

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Looking for a Thing Called Love
Written by Dennis Robbins and Troy Seals
Performed by Dennis Robbins
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Samantha Mathis at her best
2 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

Not really a story about generation x, although the cast is young and as fresh as it can be for 1992 / 1993. This is the story about youth, music and growing up an Elvis fan. More than that, it is a story about friendship and young love. Kind of like an Elvis movie, without the bad country music. Samantha Mathis gives one of her better performances here as the young girl from NYC who wants to be the next country singer out of Memphis. Much like the rocky career of the later (great) River Phoenix, Samantha Mathis has disappeared. Although she is not dead, like some people, Samantha Mathis fell off the radar screen to be in a number of independent films. Here, she is fun to look at and even more, she is one of the reasons why this movie is still good. Even if you don't like country music, this is worth watching.


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