That Thing You Do

Question: Are the characters in this movie based on actual people? Is it a true story or a fictional story that was entirely possible?

Answer: The movie was written by Tom Hanks and some what reflects the music industry during that time period. It is not about a real band, but shows how a lot of bands were treated at the time and how quickly you can rise and how you can fall even faster.

Bruce Minnick

Question: Does anyone know where I can get a transcript of this movie? Also, does anyone know if the song we hear in the movie is the original?

Answer: I don't know about the script, but the song was definitely an original - and nominated for best original song that year.

K.C. Sierra

Factual error: When the boys go to the radio show in CA, the DJ says to the listeners to keep Saturday and Sunday, August 20th and 21st [1964] open. The 20th and 21st of August 1964 were a Thursday and a Friday.

ChiChi
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Lenny: "Skitch", how did we get here?
Guy: I led you here, sir, for I am Spartacus.

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Trivia: Throughout the entire movie, no one ever says the bass player's name. Even in the credits, he is listed as T.B. Player and The Bass Player.

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