That Thing You Do

The Wonders split up. Guy and Del Paxton jam together. Guy and Faye (Liv Tyler) get together. Years later, The Bass Player goes to Vietnam and is awarded with a Purple Heart. Lenny becomes manager of a hotel and a casino. Jimmy and his new band (The Herdsmen) become a smash hit for Play Tone Records. Guy and Faye have kids and he becomes a music composition teacher.

A.J.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Faye and T.B. Player burst into the appliance store to announce the song was on the radio, watch the blue car behind them. It moves forward twice, depending on the camera shot.

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

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Trivia: Another Beatles parallel in the film: There's a scene where you see the band members play on stage and Mr. White is watching them (while moving his head along with the music). There's a famous picture of Brian Epstein (Beatles' mythological manager) doing the exact same thing on The Beatles' famous Shea Stadium concert.

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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
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