That Thing You Do
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Mr. White: Next, this "Oneders", with the O-N-E, it doesn't work. It's confusing. From now on, you boys'll just be... simply The Wonders.
Lenny: As in, I wonder what happened to the O'Needers?

Mr. White: You guys look great in red, have I told you that?

Mr. White: It is very important that you don't stink today.
Lenny Haise: Hey, I make no guarantees.

Phil Horace: I'm talking about Rock 'N' Roll shows in Steubenville, Youngstown, Pittsburgh, places like that.
The Bass Player: Pittsburgh?
Lenny: Steubenville?

Faye: I have wasted thousands and thousands of kisses on you - kisses that I thought were special because of your lips and your smile and all your color and life. I used to think that was the real you, when you smiled. But now I know you don't mean any of it. You just save it for all your songs. Shame on me for kissing you with my eyes closed so tight.

Dell Paxton: Ain't no way to keep a band together. Bands come and go. You got to keep on playin', no matter with who.

Lenny: Thank you, Illinois! The Land of Lincoln.

Mr. Patterson: Darlene, you just got promoted.
Darlene Patterson: You mean you're gonna start paying me?
Mr. Patterson: I didn't say that.

Mr. White: You guys look great in gold, have I told you that?

Phil Horace: I've found that a hit record is like a stew. All the ingredients have to come together just right. Otherwise, it's just soup.

Lenny Haise: Here's the thing, we're not "The Wonders" right now, we're "Cap'n Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters."

Faye: Was she a good kisser?
Guy: Yeah.
Faye: Yeah?
Guy: It would be ungentlemanly of me to elaborate.
Faye: Gentleman. I'd forgotten what you fellas looked like.

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

Lenny: Hey, wasn't that our fan?

Mr. White: Good morning, Guy. We have a crisis here - your bass player has disappeared, and you are still in bed! Just calling to tell you to get your patootie down to the television studio! You're gonna be on TV tonight.

Mr. White: OK, the first thing that needs to change is the name. It's confusing. From now on, you are The Wonders.
Lenny: As like, I wonder what happened to the O-Ne-Ders?
Mr. White: Exactly.

Lenny: Where was I? Oh yeah, playing songs on my guitar.

Mr. White: Put your glasses on, Shades. Give 'em what they want.

Mr. White: We bow, right? In unison, and we're off the stage before the applause dies out.
Jimmy: Well, what if they want an encore?
Mr. White: You unplug and you run, run offstage! Smiling, smiling, of course.

Factual error: Several times during the film a Zildjian stencil logo can be seen on the bottom of a cymbal. Zildjian did not start applying logos until the 1970s.

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Trivia: The name and logo of the record label in this movie, Playtone, became the name of Tom Hanks' production company.

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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
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