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Rated
PG
Runtime 108 min
Ratings
93% critics Rotten Tomatoes
78% audience Rotten Tomatoes
Age 10+ Common Sense Media
Genre Comedy, Drama, Music
Release 10/04/96
Actors Tom Everett Scott, Liv Tyler, Johnathon Schaech, Steve Zahn
Directors Tom Hanks
Recounts a fable of a pop rock band formed a year after the Beatles took America by storm in early 1964. Jazz aficionado Guy Patterson, unhappily toiling in the family appliance store, is recruited into the band the Oneders (later renamed the Wonders) after regular drummer Chad breaks his arm. After Guy injects a four/four rock beat into lead singer Jimmy's ballad, the song's undeniable pop power flings the Wonders into a brief whirlwind of success, telling the tale of many American bands who attempted to grab the brass ring of rock and roll in the wake of the British Invasion.
Genre Comedy, Drama, Music
Release 10/04/96
Actors Tom Everett Scott, Liv Tyler, Johnathon Schaech, Steve Zahn
Directors Tom Hanks
Recounts a fable of a pop rock band formed a year after the Beatles took America by storm in early 1964. Jazz aficionado Guy Patterson, unhappily toiling in the family appliance store, is recruited into the band the Oneders (later renamed the Wonders) after regular drummer Chad breaks his arm. After Guy injects a four/four rock beat into lead singer Jimmy's ballad, the song's undeniable pop power flings the Wonders into a brief whirlwind of success, telling the tale of many American bands who attempted to grab the brass ring of rock and roll in the wake of the British Invasion.