Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 48 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 2, 2013
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: 20th Century Fox
- Note: "Feel Alright" music video
- The Wonders! Big In Japan!
- The story of The Wonders
- Making That Thing You Do!
- That Thing You Do! reunion
- HBO First Look: The Making Of That Thing You Do!
- Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround - English
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- DTS HD Master Audio - English
- Subtitles - English, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Tom Everett Scott,
Ethan Embry &
Steve Zahn &
Gary Goetzman &
Director of Photography:
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..."
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").
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...
- 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)