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That Thing You Do

When their drummer breaks his arm, Guy Patterson (Tom Everett Scott) is asked to join The Wonders. Picking up the pace of the wannabe band's only song, Guy turns "That Thing You Do" into a hit single, which in turn puts the group on the fast track to rock-and-roll stardom. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: A
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 107
Theater Release: 04 Oct 1996
Video Release: 02 Apr 2013
MPAA Rating: PG
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That Thing You Do is rated PG:

Director: Tom Hanks
Cast: Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler, Steve Zahn, Tom Everett Scott
Studio: 1996 Twentieth Century Fox

Detailed Review

Guy Patterson (Tom Everett Scott) is a young man who spends his days waiting on nice ladies in his father's appliance shop in Erie, PA. At night, he puts… 
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Why Is That Thing You Do Rated PG?

Following the story of a wannabe rock-and-roll band, the movie may leave the impression that… 
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What are the various reasons each of the band members have for wanting to play… 
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