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  • William Lee Martin

Episode 14: That Thing You Do (1996) - Taylor Swift At Football Game and One Hit Wonders Contest!

This week:

  • Golf Tournament Wrap Up

  • “The News As I See It” with William Lee

  • Taylor Swift at the Football Game

  • One Hit Wonder Contest

  • Is Oliver Anthony a One Hit Wonder

  • The Movie: That Thing You Do! Starring Tom Hanks

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Fun Facts About the Movie:
  • Tom Hanks claimed that he was so bored on the promotional tour for Forrest Gump that was where he came up with the script for That Thing You Do. He even ended up writing the script in just 30 days!

  • The film was Tom Everett Scott’s first ever movie

  • Scott almost didn’t get the part because he looked “too much like a younger Hanks.” However, Hanks quickly changed his mind when his wife, Rita Wilson, said Scott was cute. On set, Scott was known as “Tom Junior.”

  • Hank was working extremely long hours for the project, starting at 4 in the morning and usually arriving home around 11:45 each night. Apparently he was so tired one morning that he hadn’t noticed Rita Wilson was on set that day. “I was so tired by then I didn’t even know it was my wife. I thought, ‘She’s a very attractive lady, and I hope she’s going to be nice to me.’”

  • Other possible band names in Jimmy’s notebook included The Dollars, The Lords of Erie, The Mozarts, The Ticks, The Thorns, The Pistunes, The Flannels, and The Didoctics

  • Ethan Embry’s character was never given a name, and is only referred to as “the bass player”

  • NYSYNC covered “That Thing You Do,” and Lance Bass pretended he knew how to play the keyboard.

Our Ratings:

William Lee - 9

Lisa - 7

JT - 8

Cowtown Drive-In Average - 8

Cool action photo from the movie that everyone will recognize!

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