Recounts a fable of a pop rock band formed a year after the Beatles took America by storm in early 1964. Jazz aficionado Guy Patterson, unhappily toiling in the family appliance store, is recruited into the band the Oneders (later renamed the Wonders) after regular drummer Chad breaks his arm. After Guy injects a four/four rock beat into lead singer Jimmy's ballad, the song's undeniable pop power flings the Wonders into a brief whirlwind of success, telling the tale of many American bands who attempted to grab the brass ring of rock and roll in the wake of the British Invasion.Written by
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When Guy is playing his drum solo, "Spartacus" at the recording studio, when he is finished playing he holds the cymbals so as to quiet them and then he lets go of them. When the recording master asks Guy what he calls his solo, and the camera pans back to Guy, he is once again holding the cymbals. See more »
[first lines; phone rings at Patterson's]
What's going on down there?
Harriet Priestly just called your mama. Her husband drove by the store and said the lights are still on. What are the lights still doing on?
Cookin' the books as usual, Dad.
The sign, Guy, the sign is still on. Are we open for business all night now?
No. Sorry, I'll uh, turn that right off.
Is that music playing on one of them store hi-fis?
I'll turn that right off, too.
'Turn that off, too.'
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Soundtrack released on the fictional Play-tone records. See more »
Entertaining and mostly musically accurate for the period
I just finished watching this again tonight and am still impressed by the little details that Hanks gets right such as the period guitars and amps (loved seeing those blond Fender Bassman amps), awful PA systems and other musical trappings of the period. The music is infectious (I liked the song they played in Wisconsin that Lenny sang - can't think of the title) and there's a lot in there that I still remember about having a garage band back in that era. There's just so much right about this movie that I'd recommend it to anyone. Another impressive score for do-it-all Hanks.
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