116 mins PG 13 The Thing Called Love | 1993 Romance, Music A young country singer tries to make it in Nashville. 116 mins PG 13 Director: Peter Bogdanovich Writers: Carol Heikkinen Stars: River Phoenix, Samantha Mathis, Dermot Mulroney | See full cast & crew » Jump to Related Articles Photos Cast & Crew 0Awards Synopsis Cast River Phoenix ... James Wright Actor Samantha Mathis ... Miranda Presley Actor Dermot Mulroney ... Kyle Davidson Actor Sandra Bullock ... Linda Lue Linden Actor K T Oslin ... Lucy Actor Anthony Clark ... Billy Actor Webb Wilder ... Ned Actor Earl Poole Ball ... Floyd Actor Deborah Allen ... Herself Actor Jimmie Dale Gilmore ... Himself Actor Katy Moffatt ... Herself Actor Jo-El Sonnier ... Himself Actor Full Cast & Crew Director Peter Bogdanovich Director Full Cast & Crew Writers Carol Heikkinen Screenplay Full Cast & Crew Company Bluebird Cafe Production Company Central Casting, Inc. Production Company Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc. Production Company Cinema Research Corporation Production Company Clairmont Camera, Inc. Production Company Cloudia Production Company Full Cast & Crew Synopsis A young country singer tries to make it in Nashville.