Reviews and Articles
  • Log in to Add Reviews, Videos, Etc
  • Places to Buy

    Searching for products...

    About This Item

    Unique ID Code: 0000034153
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 8/5/2002 16:15
    View Changes

    That Thing You Do! (UK)

    7 / 10
    1 vote cast
    Rate this item
    Inline Image

    In every life there comes a time when that dream you dream becomes that thing you do
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 103 mins
    Retail Price: £15.99
    Release Date:

    Tom Hanks` debut as a writer and director tracks the meteoric rise and fall of the fictional 1960s pop band `The Wonders`. The film`s protagonist, Guy Patterson (Tom Everett Scott), works in his father`s appliance store by day, but plays the drums and listens to jazz albums by night. When a local group, fronted by guitarist Jimmy (Johnathon Schaech) lose their drummer, Guy steps in and soon adds a beat to one of Jimmy`s love songs, turning it into the catchy hit `That Thing You Do!` Before long, the band catch the interest of a producer at Play-Tone Records (Tom Hanks) who signs them up, and, within the space of a summer The Wonders have a Top Ten hit and are part of a state fair tour. With their rising popularity however, come tensions within the band, particularly when it comes to Jimmy`s long-time girlfriend Faye (Liv Tyler). With increasing pressure on all sides, will The Wonders be able to follow up their first single with another chart success?

    Special Features:
    2 Music Videos
    2 Theatrical trailers

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Directed By:
    Tom Hanks

    Written By:

    Tom Hanks
    Ethan Embry
    Steve Zahn
    Johnathon Schaech
    Liv Tyler
    Tom Everett Scott

    Casting By:
    Howard Feuer

    Soundtrack By:
    Howard Shore
    Adam Schlesinger

    Director of Photography:
    Tak Fujimoto

    Richard Chew

    Costume Designer:
    Colleen Atwood

    Production Designer:
    Victor Kempster

    Edward Saxon
    Terry Odem
    Gary Goetzman
    Jonathan Demme

    Twentieth Century Fox

    Your Opinions and Comments

    Be the first to post a comment!