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Rhinestone (1984)

PG | | Comedy, Music | 22 June 1984 (USA)
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A country music star must turn an obnoxious New York cabbie into a singer in order to win a bet.

Director:

Bob Clark

Writers:

Phil Alden Robinson (story), Phil Alden Robinson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvester Stallone ... Nick
Dolly Parton ... Jake Farris
Richard Farnsworth ... Noah Farris
Ron Leibman ... Freddie Ugo
Tim Thomerson ... Barnett Kale
Steve Peck Steve Peck ... Father (as Stephen Apostle Pec)
Penny Santon Penny Santon ... Mother
Russell Buchanan Russell Buchanan ... Elgart
Ritch Brinkley ... Luke
Jerry Potter Jerry Potter ... Walt
Jesse Welles ... Billie Joe
Phil Rubenstein Phil Rubenstein ... Maurie
Thomas Ikeda Thomas Ikeda ... Japanese Father
Christal Kim Christal Kim ... Japanese Grandmother
Arline Miyazaki Arline Miyazaki ... Japanese Mother
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Storyline

Jake, an aspiring singer from Tennessee comes to New York City and finds herself working in club owned by a sleazy guy named Freddy. It seems Jake is under contract, and Freddy doesn't want to let her go. So Jake makes a bet; that she can train anyone to sing, and if she does, he lets her out of her contract, and the guy she has to train is a cabbie named Nick. They go to her house in Tennessee, and Jake tries to teach him, but it's very tough. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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A rip roaring, hard lovin' comedy hit with wonderful new songs by Dolly Parton [Video Australia] See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El taxista caradura See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$21,435,321
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Some movie posters for this film featured a long blurb that said: "She's bet everything, and we mean everything, that she can turn this New York cabbie into an overnight sensation. He has other things in mind. But he's never had a trainer like this one!" See more »

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During the opening credits, the camera is reflected in the window of the helicopter they used to film the night-time scenery. See more »

Quotes

Jake: What's it gonna take to buy out my contract? What?
Freddie Ugo, Rhinestone Owner: [stares at her and stammers] Wa-wa-wa-wa.
Jake: Don't say a night in the sack!
Freddie Ugo, Rhinestone Owner: I'd never say anything like that! What's the matter with you? How about thirty minutes?
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Connections

References The Right Stuff (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Tennessee Homesick Blues
Written and Performed by Dolly Parton
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This was quite an embarrassment to Sly
9 November 2000 | by dtrent-2See all my reviews

This one was quite an embarrassment to Sly, as he's often said while interviewed. I like Dolly Parton & they no doubt had their fun making this film but I was as shocked as so many of Sly's other fans were to see him doing things here that are so un-like him & what he's 'expected' to be! So much of it was 'un-cool'. Yet there were some tender moments between him & Dolly. All in all, if these 2 wanted to do a film together, they needed another vehicle. It seemed Sly moved over in Parton's 'territory' when she should have moved on over to his if they wanted this to work. Of course, that's just my opinion. Rent this one if you want to laugh at Sly.


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