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"In every life there comes a time when that dream you dream becomes that thing you do."
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Tom Hank' directorial debut, That Thing You Do! is a period musical comedy set in the summer of 1964. The Wonders are a small time Pennsylvania quartet who score a big time hit with their song "That Thing You Do!". Drummer Guy Patterson (Thomas Everett Scott) joins the band after the original drummer breaks his arm, and with his suggestions and the help of his uncle (Chris Isaak) the band comes to the attention of a manager at Play-Tone Records.

Almost overnight they are propelled to the top of the charts, and with the help of their savvy manager (Tom Hanks) they ride the fame wave for all it is worth. Soon they are headlining concerts, making movies, and playing on talk shows.

However the price of fame soon catches up with them as tensions within the band threaten to tear it apart, and their friendships and relationships suffer the effects of their new status.

The movie features a original soundtrack of period style songs, some of which were partially composed by Hanks himself. The strong ensemble cast features the likes of Steve Zahn, Liv Tyler, Charlize Theron, and Giovanni Ribisi.

That Thing You Do! is an Comedy, Drama, Romance movie that was released in 1996 and has a run time of 1 hr 48 min. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9 and a MetaScore of 71.

That Thing You Do! is available to watch and stream, download, buy on demand at Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Max, The Roku Channel, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube VOD online. Some platforms allow you to rent That Thing You Do! for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

PG
| 1996 | 1 hr 48 min | 6.9/10 | 71/100
Cast
Tom Everett Scott, Liv Tyler, Johnathon Schaech, Steve Zahn
Director
Tom Hanks
Language
English
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