That Thing You Do
Starring: Tom Everett Scott & Liv Tyler Director: Tom Hanks  Rated: PG: Parental Guidance Suggested

That Thing You Do
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
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  • Originally Released: 1996
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • (unspecified) - English

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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...

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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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Product Info

  • UPC: 024543016434
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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