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PG| 1 hr. 50 min.

Plot Summary
Wily band manager Mr. White helps a small town band achieve big time success when they release a Beatles-style pop song in 1964. Pennsylvania band the "Oneders" become a sensation after their drummer breaks his arm, and is replaced by jazz enthusiast, Guy Patterson, who injects something a bit different into their music.

Cast: Tom Everett Scott , Liv Tyler , Johnathon Schaech , Steve Zahn , Ethan Embry , Tom Hanks , Charlize Theron , Obba Babatunde

Director: Tom Hanks

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

That Thing You Do (1996)

Release Date: October 4th, 1996|1 hr. 50 min.

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fan reviews ( 2 )
  • Hanks works like a sketch artist feeling his way before attempting a large canvas. His material is slight, but his writing and directing have an unforced humor and an unhurried grace that suggest he may be a natural. show more

  • The picture... is well- made and entertaining, but it holds a special interest in what it says about Hanks. show more

  • Thing's opening hour is fast-paced, though not fast enough to obscure the reality that "American Graffiti" and "Diner" had sharper writing and certainly more psychological depth. [04 Oct 1996, Pg.01.D] show more

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  • March 07, 2012 mnkorianne13
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    I adore this movie! Good clean fun and a soundtrack that will just make you happy.

  • August 08, 2008 dictater907
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    just good clean fun , what a ride!!

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