That Thing You Do! (2-DVD / Director's Cut)

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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 35 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1996
  • Label: Fox Searchlight
  • 2-Disc Set
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Director's Cut
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

Disc 1: THAT THING YOU DO! - Director's Cut

  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English
    • Dolby Digital DTS 5.1 Surround - English
    • Dolby Digital Surround - French, Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Tom Everett Scott, Jonathon Schaech, Steve Zahn, Ethan Embry, Liv Tyler - Stars

Disc 2: Extras

  • Additional Release Material:
    • Music Video: Josh Clayton - "Feel Alright"
    • Featurette:
      1. Making THAT THING YOU DO!
      2. THE STORY OF THE WONDER
      3. THAT THING YOU DO! REUNION
      4. THE WONDERS - BIG IN JAPAN
      5. HBO First Look: The Making of THAT THING YOU DO!
    • Trailers:
      1. Theatrical Trailer
      2. TV Spots

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 10/17/1996
"...A brightly entertaining blend of humor and heartbreak..."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/01/1996
"...Lovingly crafted....Sly irony..." -- Rating: A-
Variety - 09/23/1996
"...An immensely likable, sweet-natured tale....The quartet of band members is credibly and winsomely played with standout work from the handsome Scott..."
Los Angeles Times - 10/04/1996
"...Tom Hanks understands likable....Everett Scott is appropriately handsome and charming....Hanks and company allow us to dream..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 10/04/1996
"...It remembers with great warmth a time and a place..."
Ultimate DVD - 08/01/2007
4 stars out of 5 -- "A real feelgood movie..."

Product Description:

A cautionary pop fable following the meteoritic rise of "The Wonders," a fictitious foursome during the early days of pop-rock fandom. When jazz drummer Guy Patterson fills in for a session with a friend's band, a hit single is born and the smalltown boys find themselves riding a rollercoaster of success, guided by the opportunistic hand of a smooth-talking record label agent. Fun, cheerful, and innocent. Hanks' directorial debut. Academy Award Nominations: Best Original Song ("That Thing You Do").

Plot Synopsis:

Set in the 1964 and steeped in Americana, this film chronicles the meteoric rise -- and equally quick demise -- of a music group called The Wonders. The talented musicians start out playing in neighborhood joints. That changes after they meet a shrewd record executive, who advises the boys on how to dress, act and sing. Soon their song, "That Thing You Do," hits #1, and the group is on top of the world. Unfortunately, the song is The Wonders's only hit. And that's just one reason why the group's collapse happens so quickly...

Plot Keywords:

1960s | Coming Of Age | Nostalgic | Rags To Riches | Rock And Roll | Showbiz | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: October 4, 1996
  • Shown at the 1996 Toronto Film Festival.
  • Co-produced by Clinica estetico, in association with Clavius Base.
  • Color by DeLuxe.
  • Additional cast: Charlize Theron (Tina) and Chris Ellis (Horace)

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  • Sales Rank: 97,828
  • UPC: 024543381648
  • Shipping Weight: 0.28/lbs (approx)
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