That Thing You Do! | 1996

Drama, Comedy
Four young men form a band and produce a winning, sparking 'Beatles'-type mania.
Director: Tom Hanks
Writers: Tom Hanks
Awards: 1 Oscar nomination. Another 1 nomination | full awards »

Cast

... Guy Patterson

Actor

... Faye Dolan

Actor

... Jimmy

Actor

... Lenny

Actor

... The Bass Player

Actor

... Mr White

Actor

... Tina

Actor

... Lamarr

Actor

... Chad

Actor

... Horace

Actor

... Sol Siler

Actor

... Del Paxton

Actor

Company

American Airlines

Production Company

C R Smith Museum

Production Company

Production Company

Synopsis

It's the summer of 1964, and Guy Patterson is a salesman at his father's appliance store in Erie, PA. By day, he sells toasters and transistor radios. But at night, he retreats to the basement, sits down at a set of drums, and disappears into a cloud of jazz percussion. In other words, he's ready to roll when a local rock band loses its drummer and asks him to sit in at a college talent show. One month later, The Wonders are shooting stars in the Play-Tone galaxy--with a recording contract, a state fair tour and a trip to Hollywood. As their signature song, That Thing You Do!, rockets to the top of the charts, The Wonders embark on a humorous and surprising journey where they not only get a taste of fame, but an extraordinary look at the halcyon days of rock and roll.

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