Released Date
October 4, 1996
Distributor
Twentieth Century Fox
Genre
Musical
Rating
PG
Worldwide Gross
Domestic Gross + International Gross = Worldwide Gross
$25,857,416 + $8,728,000 = $34,585,416
65

Tom Hanks

as Mr. White

46

Charlize Theron

as Tina Powers

44

Liv Tyler

as Faye Dolan

53

Steve Zahn

as Lenny Haise

46

Giovanni Ribisi

as Chad

51

Tom Everett Scott

as Guy Patterson

52

Johnathon Schaech

as Jimmy Mattingly

65

Chris Isaak

as Uncle Bob

87

Bill Cobbs

as Del Paxton

43

Ethan Embry

as T. B. Player

69

Obba Babatunde

as Lamarr

1936-2015

Alex Rocco

as Sol Siler

74

Holmes Osborne

as Mr. Patterson

About That Thing You Do!

A local Pennsylvania band scores a one-hit wonder in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as they can, with lots of help from their manager.

About

Written and directed by Tom Hanks, the musical comedy-drama tells the story of a one-hit wonder pop band in the summer of 1964.

Trivia

Howard Shore composed the music for the film and Jonathan Demme served as one of the producers. Many parts of the movie contained references to The Beatles.