That Thing You Do!

Synopsis: Recounts a fable of a pop rock band formed a year after the Beatles took America by storm in early 1964. Jazz aficionado Guy Patterson, unhappily toiling in the family appliance store, is recruited into the band the Oneders (later renamed the Wonders) after regular drummer Chad breaks his arm. After Guy injects a four/four rock beat into lead singer Jimmy's ballad, the song's undeniable pop power flings the Wonders into a brief whirlwind of success, telling the tale of many American bands who attempted to grab the brass ring of rock and roll in the wake of the British Invasion.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Director(s): Tom Hanks
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

but it's like "Herds" with a E-A.

- So it's like "Heardsmen,"

so it's one of the six senses.

- Right.

So it's spelled like that.

What do you think?

- Okay, "heard."

- "Heards."

I don't get it.

No, it's spelled like this,

so it's "heards," so it's one of the senses.

- Music. "Heards."

- No, no. Here, here.

- I-I don't get it.

- Okay.

- Yeah, do it.

- Watch, watch.

- Oh, "heard," like "hear."

- [Crash]

- Yes. It's like "Heardsmen."

- [Laughs]

- I still don't like it.

- "Heardsmen."

Oh, no. Oh. Ow.

Guys? Chad fell down.

- What happened?

- [Chad] Oh, hey. No, I'm all right.

- Don't worry about it. Yeah.

- Come on. People are lookin'.

- What'd you hurt?

- My arm.

- [Lenny] Get up.

- Oh, my arm.

- [Faye] Oh, God. Bad?

- Oh, good.

- Are you okay?

- [Lenny] What are you doin'?

- You're not okay.

- You're gonna get all dirty.

- Do you want some help?

- No, I'm all right.

- You sure?

- Yeah.

- Okay, Venus?

- Okay, Steve.

Right. Let's go.


Oh, hey.

Look at this.

See this?

My grandma and I

watched this.

Three weeks,

we've been watching it,

and last week, she realizes

there's strings.

They're puppets.


They're marionettes.

That's what they are.

What can I help you with

today, gentlemen?

We have a big proposition

for you, Guy.

You, uh, you still, uh,

playing percussion?

I told you he was,

didn't I?

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Every day.

We need you, Skitch.

How 'bout sittin' in for Chad,

just for tonight?



just broke his arm.

[Clearing Throat]

Let's check out these clock radios

over here, huh?

Oh, yeah.

Would anyone notice

if Chad busted his arm? Ha ha.

These are the clock radios,


So... what's this tune?

Well, it's an original

that I wrote.


We wrote.

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Tom Hanks

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. Hanks is known for his comedic and dramatic roles in such films as Splash (1984), Big (1988), Turner & Hooch (1989), A League of Their Own (1992), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Apollo 13 (1995), You've Got Mail (1998), The Green Mile (1999), Cast Away (2000), Road to Perdition (2002), Cloud Atlas (2012), Captain Phillips (2013), Saving Mr. Banks (2013), and Sully (2016). He has also starred in the Robert Langdon film series, and voices Sheriff Woody in the Toy Story film series. Hanks has collaborated with film director Steven Spielberg on five films to date: Saving Private Ryan (1998), Catch Me If You Can (2002), The Terminal (2004), Bridge of Spies (2015), and The Post (2017), as well as the 2001 miniseries Band of Brothers, which launched Hanks as a successful director, producer, and screenwriter. In 2010, Spielberg and Hanks were executive producers on the HBO miniseries The Pacific. Hanks' films have grossed more than $4.5 billion at U.S. and Canadian box offices and more than $9.0 billion worldwide, making him the fourth highest-grossing actor in North America. Hanks has been nominated for numerous awards during his career. He won a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Philadelphia (1993), as well as a Golden Globe, an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a People's Choice Award for Best Actor for Forrest Gump (1994). In 1995, Hanks became one of only two actors who won the Academy Award for Best Actor in consecutive years, with Spencer Tracy being the other. This feat has not been accomplished since. In 2004, he received the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). In 2014, he received a Kennedy Center Honor and, in 2016, he received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama, as well as the French Legion of Honor. more…

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