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That Thing You Do
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That Thing You Do 1996


From Amazon: Tom Hanks's debut as a writer and director is a lively, affectionate account of the shooting-star career of a forgotten (fictional) '60s pop-rock band called The Wonders--as in "one-hit wonders." Hanks plays the manager of the group, which includes drummer Guy "Sticks" Patterson (Tom Everett Scott) who works the floor at his parents' appliance store in Erie, Pennsylvania; Jimmy (Johnathon Schaech), the talented and temperamental lead singer and songwriter; Lenny (Steve Zahn), the goofy guitarist; and Ethan Embry as a geeky little fellow identified in the cast list only as "The Bass Player." The movie traces their meteoric rise and fall, from...

Directed By:
Tom HanksTom Hanks
Written By:
Tom HanksTom Hanks
Starring:
Giovanni RibisiGiovanni Ribisi
No image existsBryan Cranston
No image existsHolmes Osborne
No image existsDawn Maxey
No image existsSean M. Whalen
No image existsClint Howard
No image existsKathleen Kinmont
No image existsBarry Sobel
No image existsGedde Watanabe
No image existsJonathan Demme
Marc McClureMarc McClure
Colin HanksColin Hanks
No image existsTom Everett Scott
No image existsJohnathon Schaech
Liv TylerLiv Tyler
Steve ZahnSteve Zahn
Ethan EmbryEthan Embry
Tom HanksTom Hanks
Charlize TheronCharlize Theron
No image existsObba Babatundé
No image existsPeter Scolari
No image existsAlex Rocco
Bill CobbsBill Cobbs
Rita WilsonRita Wilson
No image existsChris Isaak
Kevin PollakKevin Pollak

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That Thing You Do Movie Review by Zara (3/14/2007)

As a movie, this isn't the best. It has weak actors (not enough Hanks, too much Tom Everett Scott and Johnathon Schaech), with characters that you don't really care about and of course a song that drives you absolutely batty even before the movie is over.

However, as a social statement of what the music industry does to...

(complete That Thing You Do review by Zara)



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