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That Thing You Do! (1996)

PG
108 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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 its manager.
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$ 26,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 6,208,595
Gross (USA)
$ 25,857,416
Gross (World)
$ 34,585,416
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Oct 4, 1996 (United States)

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Holmes Osborne
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6.9 / 10 | 55,958 votes