• Publication date: April 3, 2012

That Thing You Do!

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A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.

  • Publication date: April 3, 2012

That Thing You Do!

Program data

Duration: 105

Production Year: 1996

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June 7, 2015 06:30 (KSA) ~ June 7, 2015 05:30 (CLT)

The tale 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.


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

Directed by:Tom Hanks

Rating: PG for some language