Tom Hanks writes, directs and co-stars in this refreshing, big-hearted comedy that captures the overnight triumph of an American rock band during the glory days of rock and roll. When a young appliance salesman agrees to fill-in for an injured drummer in a local talent show, four shooting stars are born. Faster than you can say "That Thing You Do," a Play-Tone Records executive (Hanks) signs the group and catapults them to fame as their signature tune skyrockets to the top of the charts!
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: A light, sweet, and thoroughly entertaining debut for director Tom Hanks, That Thing You Do! makes up in charm what it lacks in complexity.
Sweet, sleepy take on flash-in-the-pan '60s band.
Cast & Crew
- 20th Century Fox
- © 1996 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.
- English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Dutch (Subtitles), French (Stereo), Italian (Subtitles), Spanish (Stereo), Turkish (Subtitles)
- Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.