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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 ... Self
Jimmie Dale Gilmore Jimmie Dale Gilmore ... Self
Katy Moffatt Katy Moffatt ... Self
Jo-El Sonnier Jo-El Sonnier ... Self
Pam Tillis ... Self
Kevin Welch Kevin Welch ... Self
Trisha Yearwood ... Self
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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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Taglines:

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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Trivia

All cast members performed their own songs. 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

Kyle Davidson: I'm going to go write some more of those good songs.
Miranda Presley: Yeah, write a good one for me.
Kyle Davidson: I write them *about* you.
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Connections

Features The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

What Kind of Love
Written by Rodney Crowell, Will Jennings and Roy Orbison
Performed by Rodney Crowell
Courtesy of Columbia Records
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Also Performed by Jimmie Dale Gilmore
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Great film
25 July 2005 | by RiverPhoenix_FanSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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