That Thing You Do Script - Dialogue Transcript

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That Thing You Do Script




You are the winter,

Fall, and spring



You are the sun

That summertime brings



You are the stars

In the nighttime sky



You are my girl,

And i'm your guy



You got me all tied up

In knots



And i'm lovin' you

Lots and lots



I'm just lovin' you

Lots and lots



I'm lovin' you

Lots and lots



Hoo hoo hoo



Ahoo-wah hoo hoo hoo




Hoo hoo hoo



Ahoo-wah hoo hoo hoo hoo



Hoo hoo hoo



Ahoo-hoo hoo hoo hoo




Hoo hoo hoo



Ahoo-hoo hoo hoo hoo



You are as fresh

As the morning air



You are cute as

A cuddly bear



You are soft

As a baby's sigh



You are my girl,

And i'm your guy



That's why i'm lovin' you

Lots and lots



I'm just lovin' you

Lots and lots



And i'm all tied up

In knots



I'm just lovin' you

Lots and lots



[Whistling song]



You got me all tied up

In knots



And i'm lovin' you

Lots and lots



I'm just lovin' you

Lots and lots



I'm lovin' you

Lots and lots



Lovin' you lots and lots



Lovin' you

Lots and lots



Lovin' you



Lots and lots



[Cymbals shiver]



[record starts]



[jazz plays]



[Telephone rings]









Man: what's goin' on

Down there?






Harriet priestly

Just called your mama.



Her husband

Drove by the store



And said the lights

Were still on.



What are the lights

Still doing on?



I'm cookin' the books

As usual, dad.



The sign, guy.

The sign is still on.



Are we open for business

All night now?



No. Sorry. I, uh,

I'll turn that right off.



Is that music playing on one

Of the store hi-fls?



I'll turn that

Right off, too.



''Turn that off, too.''



[Jazz on car radio]









But i thought you

Already decided on the echoes.



Nah. Some band

In buffalo's the echoes.



Anyway, i wasn't

Wild about that.



Let's just...



Call us

You're about to hear.



How 'bout

The corvettes?



Is that the corvettes

Or the chordvettes?



No. Corvettes,

Like the car.



Well, see, i was thinkin',

Like, the chord...




Like chords in our music.






Woman: here you are.

That's     cents.



Is that

Skitch patterson?



- hi.

- hey there.

Mornin', everybody.




Hey, guy.



Well, here we are.

Erie's lone beatnik.



Any others?



What about the tempos?

You know, tempos?



Not the tempos.




I was in a band already

Called the tempos.



We were...






Hey, guy, weren't

You the drummer in the tempos?



Heard that.



I keep comin' back

To the herdsmen.



How 'bout

The big tippers?



I like it.



Ok, skitch.



You wanna experience

Shame tonight?



We're playin' the mercyhurst

College talent show.






It's gonna be




Jimmy and the herdsmen.



Chad gonna solo

On wipeout?



Oh, you know, every song

Is wipeout to chad.



Enjoy your breakfast.



See ya, faye.



I gotta pass,



But if you kids

Need any new wires or plugs,



Give me a call.



All right, well,

You're gonna miss it.



College girls, co-eds...

By the fistful.



Ooh, hey, my dad

Wants a roto-antenna.



Tell him to come by

The store.



He already talked

To a salesman at tele-mart.



That's a big mistake.



Lenny, those cats

Don't know squat about service.



Hey, hey, hey.

Lookin' good.












Don't we open at    :  

On saturdays?



Y es, we do.

And it's a good thing.



[playing organ]



You know,

Like the flock that follows,



But it's like '' herds''

With a e-a.



So it's like




- so it's one of

The six senses.

- right.



So it's spelled

Like that.



What do you




A big herd.






I don't get it.



No, it's spelled like this,

So it's heards,



So it's one of the senses.

Music heards.



I don't--

I don't get it.



Y eah, do it.



Oh, heards,

Like hear.






Y es. It's, like,







Oh, no. Oh. Ow.






Chad fell down.



Ok, venus?



Ok, steve.






Let's go.






Oh, hey.



Look at this.



See this?



My grandma and i

Watched this.



Three weeks,

We've been watching it,



And last week, she realizes

There's strings.



They're puppets.



Y eah.



They're marionettes.

That's what they are.



What can i help you with

Today, gentlemen?



We have a big proposition

For you, guy.



You, uh, you still, uh,

Playing percussion?



I told you he was,

Didn't i?



Y eah, yeah, yeah.



Every day.



We need you, skitch.



How 'bout sittin' in for chad,

Just for tonight.









Just broke his arm.



[Clearing throat]



Let's check out these clock radios

Over here, huh?



Oh, yeah.



Would anyone notice

If chad busted his arm? Ha ha.



These are the clock radios,




So...what's this tune?



Well, it's an original

That i wrote.






We wrote.



It's nothing

You can't handle.



It's just for tonight.



And if we win,



We split $    .










In a group again.



Man, that sounds

Like fun.



[guy sighs]



All right,

Here's the deal.



If you want

These magic hands,



You gotta buy two

New record needles.



And this radio.



Are you serious?



It's    .   on sale.



How 'bout

A washing machine, too?



Y eah, ok.



'Cause it hurts me so

Just to see you go



Around with someone new



And if i know you,

You're doin' that thing



And every day,

Just doin' that thing



I can't take you

Doin' that thing you do






Perfect, man.



Very good.

Took chad a week to learn that.



Chad. Who's ch-chad?



Just one song, right?



Jimmy: that's right.






[drums playing]



Guy: i gotta go.



That's it...



Guy patterson.



That's it--

The one-ders!



And then, you know how,

Like the beatles--the beatles,



They use an e-a

As the beatles?



Well, we can use an o-n-e

Like the one-ders.



You're talkin'




No, look.



The one-ders.






Y eah, it looks like

The o-neders.



No. The--the one-ders.



Got it. Looks like

The o-neders.



Oh, i can hear

The children laughing



I can hear

The children laughing



Y es, i hear

The children laughing



And it's not far



No, it's not

Far away



No, it's not far



And i hear

The river flowing



Y es, i hear...



Hey! You're drowning

In the river! You're drowning!



Hear the river flowing



And it's not far



No, it's not

Far away



No, it's not far



This is hardly

A date, guy.



I thought we were

Going to the movies



And dinner

At the club.



We're gonna cream

These ladies.



Well, how long

Is this going to be?



Guy, i've been looking for you

Everywhere. You got to set up.



Oh. Ok. Um...



Where are they?




Right straight back,



Through the door,

By the stage.




Tina, this is faye.



Hi. How long

Is this going to be?






You know,

I--i don't know.



I've never really been

To one of these things before.



Nice to meet you.



[Playing mexican song]






[Singing in spanish]



Cha cha cha!



Emcee: all right, yeah!

Listen to that applause.



What do you say,

Miss talent show?



Extra good? No! Super!



Very good. That definitely

Makes the legends of brass



Of phi kappa epsilon



Way over there

At gannon college...



Our front-runners!






Emcee: ok.



How are you, boys?

You--you ready?






Emcee: oh, well.



Hey, how do you sell

A chicken to a deaf man?




A jerkhead!



You say,



[shouting] '' hey, would you

Like to buy a chicken?!''



Eat my shorts,




Shut up!

I'll kick your ass.



[strums guitar]



Are you ready?






Oh, yeah,

Just one, please.



Hi. Have fun.



Emcee: this next group,

They're all locals.



They call erie home.






Girl: all right,

Let's go!



That's ''the one-ders.''



  ,      .



That's too fast,

Guy. Slow down!



Come on, come on.



Slow down! Too fast!

Slow it down!






Doin' that thing

You do



Aw, come on.

That's too fast.



Breakin' my heart

Into a million pieces



Like you always do



And you



Don't mean to be cruel



You never even knew



About the heartache



I've been

Goin' through



And i try...



Aw, come on,

Guy. Aw.



But it's just

So hard to do



Every time you do

That thing you do






Know all the games

You play



I'm gonna find a way

To let you know that



You'll be mine someday



'Cause we



Could be happy,

Can't you see?



If you'd only let me

Be the one to hold you



And keep you here

With me



Y es, i try and i try

To forget you, girl



But it's just

So hard to do



Every time you do

That thing you do






Man, what's

Goin' on here?



No one...



It's all right!



You're a lucky man!



An unhappy guy, girl



And i just can't

Take it anymore



[guitar solo]



'Cause we



Could be happy,

Can't you see?



If you'd only let me

Be the one to hold you



And keep you here

With me



'Cause it hurts me so

Just to see you go



Around with someone new



And if i know you,

You're doin' that thing



Every day,

Just doin' that thing



And i can't take you

Doin' that thing you do






Oh, my goodness!



That was fantastic!



That was way

Too fast, man.



It's a ballad!



You're right.



No, it was great!

It was great!



Oh, that's wicked!



That's sure wicked!



The o-neders

Are the champions!



Because they do

That thing you do!



That was great!

That was great, you guys!



Come over here.

I wanna talk to you.



You ever been

To villapiano's?



What, the spaghetti place

Out by the airport



That's been

In the papers?



Y eah. I gotta have ya.

I just gotta have ya.



I want you playin'

At my place next weekend.



What do you say, huh?



Jimmy: will there

Be money involved?



I'll pay you      bucks.

How's that?



Guy: we'll do it.



Y eah! Y eah, yeah!



[guitar notes

As it crashes]






Guy: i don't know.



It's like i could hear

The beat in my head, you know.



- [horn honking]

- [imitates drumbeat]



Pull over!



Hey! You guys are wicked!



You even drive

Too fast!



What are you doin' with him?

He's a drummer!



Hey, one-ders!



- whoo!

- whoo!



I don't know.

I haven't played in front of people



In so long,

So i was nervous.



But it sounds

Better fast.



Jimmy wanted it slow,

But he was wrong.



It's an up-tempo number.



And we won!



Thatjimmy fella

Certainly has a gal pal in faye.



They make

A cute couple, huh?



The only other band i was in

Was my uncle's band.



We played this wedding for free,

And then we broke up.



This one gets a paying gig.



So, what are you

Doin' next weekend?



Are you kidding?



I'm gonna see my boyfriend's

Music group.




Music group.



Y eah, and you're playing

At a restaurant



Out by the...airport?



[Italian accent]




[Band plays ballad]



And when i

Close my eyes



You'll be

Right by my side



If i could have

Just one request



Stay with me, girl



- [airplane]

-  i confess



All my







Thank you.




Your pizza's ready.



[rim shot]



Hey, when are you gonna play

That thing you do?



That's what we

Wanna hear!



Uh, has our fame

Preceded us?



Hey, we came here

To meet girls and dance,



And we can't meet girls

Until we dance!



All right, this is an opportune time

To pick it up a little.



All right, here's one

For the kid in the back.



Let's dance!






Doin' that thing

You do



Breakin' my heart

Into a million pieces



Like you...



Let it burn.

Let her burn.



Let her burn all night.



Bring me out here in the doggone

Middle of the night



To turn off the light.



Can't he ever

Get anything right?



''Oh, no. No, dad,

I'll--i'll be sure

To turn the lights off.''



Hell, he couldn't

Turn a light off at the house.



Why would he ever

Turn one off down here at the store?






Know what that is?




Flash cards?



A bonus.



Do you know why?



I have no idea.



To entice you back.



The word is out

On you o-neders.




That's o-nedders.



The door went up

On your second set tonight.



People were callin' their friends

To come down to villapiano's.



Y eah?



I'm gonna make

A fortune off you.



I tell you-- hey, don't even bother

With the fake i.d.s.



Villapiano's is closed.

Lance! Lance.



Like, so whatever

Happened to tina?



Um, she had

To help her mom



With a tupperware party,

Making food.



Well, she better get herself

Down here next time,



'Cause all the girls

Were talking about you guys



In the bathroom.



Y eah?



I almost slugged some girl

Called chrissy.



- chrissy thompkins?

- short brown hair.



Wait. What did i miss?

Who is she?



Oh, gray polka-dot dress,

Nursing a beer,



Over by the photo-booth.



Stayed for both sets.



Wait. Where was i?



Oh, playing songs

On my guitar.



Here you go, kids.

On the house.



She had her eye

On myjimmy.



Hey, three stooges,

Come on, out.



She had some fine things to say

About our drummer as well, though.



- get out. What'd she say?

- i don't know.



Hey, guys. I don't

Mean to interrupt.



I just wanna say that,

Uh, love your song, love that music.



I wanna know where i can

Get the record.



- outside.

- hey, pops!



Pops? I'll give you a pop.



Hey, wasn't

That our fan?



Hey, what do you guys

Think about that?



Faye: what?



Maybe we should

Make a record.



Like, actually

Make a record.



A record-record




Y eah,

That's what i mean.



Not one

That we'd play.



Y eah, i mean, we could, like,

Sell copies of them right here



For a buck apiece.



There's a sound booth

At tele-mart that we could use.



No, that's for,

Like, two people.



That's for

Birthday greetings.



You're talkin'

To spartacus here.



I happen to have a relative

In the record industry.



Ooh. Uncle bob?




Who's uncle bob?




He records church music.



Choirs, favorite sermons,



Stuff my mom listens to.



So could he

Record our music?



Guy: maybe.



Wouldn't do it

For free.



And we'd have to

Watch our language.









'Cause we



Could be happy,

Can't you see?



If you'd only let me

Be the one to hold you



And keep you here

With me



'Cause it hurts me so

Just to see you go



Around with someone new



And if i know you,

You're doin' that thing



Every day,

Just doin' that thing



And i can't take you

Doin' that thing you do



That was swingin', man!



- lenny: swingin'?

- swingin'!



That's good, right?

Swingin' is good?



Jimmy: i think

It was still too fast.



Thank you, uncle bob.

Thank you very, very much.



Say hi

To your dad for me.



You got it.



Hey, what about

All my own dreams?



I got to be in buffalo

At  :   to record a children's choir.



Jimmy: i only got

That one take.



Hey, uncle bob, when are we gonna

Get these records?






Luke    :   .



''And your patience

Possess ye your souls.''



Luke? Who's luke?



When are we

Gettin' the record?






Girl: come on!

Come on!



Hey, these are

The o-neders?



No. It's the one-ders.



The one-ders. O-n-e.



- but the band is

Playing here tonight?

- y eah.



- they made a record?

- y eah.






Here, your change.

Thank you.



Girl: so you mean,

You can see me from up there?



Oh, crystal clearly.



You've been here

Every night.



You know, you guys

Are way better than anything.



I told my parents i was going over

To my friends'--



Bobbie and joanne--

To study, but i didn't.



I came here, instead.



I'm stooping to subterfuge

For you guys.



Hoo hoo. Subter--



Hey, uh, skitch,



Your girlfriend

Just walked in the door.






Oh, great.

Tina made it.



I'll handle this.

Don't worry.






Hi. I'm lenny.






What's your name?






T. Hey. You came!



As promised.






And look.

New dancing shoes.



Ah. You look great.



Y eah, he's got a very

Pretty girlfriend, doesn't he?



Is it serious,

Do you know?



Very serious.

I'm single.



What about

The bass player?



He's married.



Is it always

This smoky?



Hey, ringo,

It's showtime.



Come on, you should've

Been on five minutes ago.



With them, i feel like

I'm wastin' my time



And you make me feel

Like i'm losin' my mind



Little wild






My little wild






Oh, i left

My girl, fine



But then i need you

All the time



Little wild one



I'll come back



Man: i'll take one.



Little wild one,

I'll come back



Sellin' a lot of these?



I'll come back



Thank you.



To you






Thank you, erie, p-a!



Let me see that paper.



Let's see what tele-mart's

Up to here today.



Full page, of course.



Oh, get this.



Barbecue grills.

They got barbecue grills now.



For  .  .



Good lord.



Oh, here's--

Here's somethin'.



Look here.



Shoe-polisher kit.



People can't even

Get a brush and a rag out



And shine

Their shoes anymore.



They gotta have

A shoe-polisher kit.



Man, oh, man.



'' portable radio,  .  .



''Open saturday,

   :  -   :  .



Sunday,    :  - :  .''



Open on sunday

From    :  - :  .



You know, i don't believe

I wanna live in a country



Where you have

To stay open on sunday



To do business.



You shouldn't have

To work on sunday



To support a family,

Should you?



No, no. Hmm?



Let's put

That paper away.



Let's just

Take that right now.



Y eah, let's get it

Out of here.



Ok, let's get to work. Guy,

Quit fiddling around with those records



Up there in the window.



We're not selling

Records here, are we? Are we, mama?



This is an appliance store,

I believe.



It's called

Patterson's appliances.



Come on in. We're open.



Can i help you?



Y-you're the drummer,

Aren't ya?



Of that group i heard

Last night, uh...



Uh, uh,

Down at villapiano's.



Y es, i am.



Phil horace.



Guy patterson.



Do you wanna buy one of our records?

They're on sale.



I don't wanna waste

Any more of your time.



Would you step

Into my office, please?



You know, guy...



One of the good things about your group

Is there's a nice...



Natural, raw quality.



I like that.



Thank you.



And i wanna tell you,

I've been around.



And i think this...



Is a hit record.



And i found that a hit record

Is like a stew.



All the ingredients

Have to cook together just right.



Otherwise, it's just soup.



Not too early in the day

For one of these, i hope.



I'm thirsty.



I'm not sure about this.



It's a standard

Management contract.



It says if i do my job,

You guys make money.



How do we make money?



Y eah, how? You gonna wrangle us

Up some dances



At roller rinks,

Youth for christ jamborees--



Rock 'n' roll shows in steubenville,

Youngstown, pittsburgh,



Places like that.



- really?

- y eah.

- pittsburgh?






Y eah.



And how would you like to hear

That thing you do on the radio?



I'd love to.



Um, sure.



Well, then,

Leave it to me.



And here's your guarantee.



If i don't get

This record going,



And i mean serious radio airplay

Inside of a week--



    days at the most--



We'll tear this up.



I'm no longer your manager.



I don't know.



I'm reluctant

To sign anything



That has to do

With my music.



What, are you crazy?



A man in a really nice camper

Wants to put our song on the radio.



Give me a pen.



I'm signing, you're signing,

We're all signing.



Hey, do you have

Something to drink besides juice?



Y eah, i think there's some

Soda pop under that blanket.



[door opens]



The swelling will go down

In a couple of days.



Put cold compresses,

   minutes at a time, all right?



I'll see you in

A couple of days.



Your new patient,

Tina powers, is here.



Hi, are you tina?



Tina? Y es.



Y es, i'm tina.



[Loud rock 'n' roll

Music plays]



You see those ladies

Over by the stove?



Get that thing

Out of your ear and get over here.



And put the hamburger away.

You can eat anytime.



Come on!



Hi, ladies.



Radio: that's the vicksburgs

With drive faster.



Wj et hit-time,

    minutes past the hour.



Hey, here's something new.



A local erie band's

Got a new record out.



Just won the mercyhurst

Talent show a couple of weeks ago.



This is erie's own...

The one-ders!



Oh, my god!






Doin' that thing

You do



Breakin' my heart

Into a million pieces



Aah! We're

On the radio!



The radio's playing

That thing you do!



- aah!

- aah!



Even knew

About the heartache



- aah!

- aah!



I try and try

To forget you



Comes in beige,

Classic white,






- aah!

- aah!



Oh, my god!






Guy! Turn on the radio!

They're playing it!



Ok. Turn it on.



[Tuning in station]



'Cause i try and try

To forget you



But it's just

So hard to do



Every time



Son, you wanna get your

Cotton-pickin' mitts off that!



Y eah!



I don't ask around, girl



So i know one thing's

For sure



Did you hear it?



Huh? Y eah.



Y es! We're on the radio!



Put that down.

That is a very expensive floor display.



Patterson's appliances.






Y es! We're listening

To it right now!



Y es!



[music ends]



I am spartacus!



Oh, i can't believe

I missed it.



Well, it played   times...

This afternoon.



So you said.



But it's not like i haven't

Heard your song, guy.



I have.



You know what?



There's a big

Rock 'n' roll show



This weekend

In pittsburgh.



Guess who's playing?



Oh, this weekend.



You will not believe

What i have to do.



I'm getting the crown replaced

On my number     molar.



It's--it's like gonna

Take all day tomorrow with the dentist.



All day?



At the dentist?






You're gonna miss

     screaming fans



Going crazy

For yours truly.



Ha ha ha ha!

Man, i'm giddy.



Y es, well, giddy boy,

I'm tired, so...



Talk to you soon.



Don't get into any trouble

Down there in pittsburgh.



Oh, i never do...















[Hair dryer blowing]






D.j.: witi radio

Calendar reminder.



Boss vic koss,

The three rivers mattress king



Presents a cavalcade of rock 'n' roll

Stars live and in person



At the majestic

Orpheum theater.



  big shows

With the vicksburgs,



Elizabeth anne, the hollyhocks,

And many, many others.



From the man who gives you the

$   blackjack swim-set special,



All you have to do is say,

''Hit me, boss vic koss''




In the pittsburgh,




In pittsburgh.



Abby, the rub.



Give me the rub.



Ba ba ba ba ba ba

Mum mum ba ba.



Um mum mum ba ba.



Ba ba.






How're my boys?



Ready to show pittsburgh

No mercy.



Hello, pittsburgh!



Hello, pittsburgh, hello.



- boss vic koss.

- boss vic koss.



Who am i?



- boss vic koss.

- boss vic koss.



Thanks for remembering,




We got a great show

For you today.



A big show,

A king-size show!



Which reminds me,

How're you sleeping?



[Laughter and applause]



Who's gonna hit me?



Hit me!

Hit me!



You gonna hit me?



- hit me!

- hit me!



Who's gonna hit me?



- hit me!

- hit me!



All right! Let's go!



We gotjon d

And the walkers.



We got the hollyhocks.



We got the vicksburgs

In pittsburgh.



But first it's time to fix that solid

Not broken heart



If we're gonna shake, bake,

And make



With lake erie's own...

The o-neders.



Fire one up. Come on.

Come on. Come on.



Thank you.



Hey, hey!



The mike's not on.



We--the mike's

Not working.



The mike's not working.



All right. Who am i not paying

Back here? Come on.



Man: let's here it.

Come on!









Man: come on!






[Audience groans

And complains]



Thank you.



Thank you.



We're the one-ders.



Would you play some

Friggin' music? Come on!



All right.



[drums start]







[crowd laughs]



Forget it.

Let's go. Let's go.



Let's go.



Right now!



[drums play]



Look, guy,

I keep telling ya.



You are the drummer.



You're the backbone,

The timekeeper.



You can't let a tepid reaction

From one matinee house



Affect your dedication

To the band.



I was playing like one of those

Wind-up monkey toys.



They booed us

Off the stage.



Jimmy couldn't even hear

How off-key he was.



You're gonna get it all back tonight,

I promise you.



You know what you need?



You need to sample

The exotic cuisine of the far east.



What do you say?

Come on. I'm buying.



Well, son of a gun.

We're right on time.



Here's somebody

I want you to meet.



Mr. White...



This is guy patterson.






Sit down.



Mr. White is with

Play-tone records.



He just happened to be

In town this week,



And he caught the show

This afternoon.



Oh, great.






I think he wants to talk

Business with you.



Well, i have heard

Your record, guy, and i like it.



I like it a lot.



That thing you do,

You know, it's snappy.



Y eah, snappy.



It's a hit record.



We'd like to release it.



And add the one-ders...



To the play-tone stable

Of artists.



Just like that.



Well, some papers

Will have to be signed,



And you'll have to get me

The master recording tapes,



And you will have to say

Good-bye to phil here.



Wait. No.

Phil's our manager.



Not anymore.



My bird-dogging is done.



Play-tone's gonna take

Real good care of you.



Uh, what if we don't

Wanna be with play-tone?



I don't know, no offense.



None taken.



You want to stay

In pittsburgh



And play to the

Three rivers crowd,



Phil here

Is your man.



No, no.

Wait a minute.



Wait a minute.






Play-tone has a show

Touring state fairs.



This is the big time.

The full bore.



This is

A rock 'n' roll tour



That will feature

The one-ders



Provided you quit sitting

On your brain.



We'd be on tour?



Y eah!



A tour?



With other stars

Of the play-tone galaxy.



I have to talk this over

With the rest of the band.



See what i mean?






Very good.



Next...this one-ders

With the o-n-e...



It doesn't work.



It's confusing.



From now on you boys

Will just be simply the wonders.



As in i wonder what happened

To the o-neders?



That's right.



Play-tone will release

The record nationally,



But you'll be doing

An awful lot of promoting as we go,



So be prepared.



All my only dreams

Is on the '' b'' side?






We only got one take of that

When we did that in church.



Could we re-record that?



I don't think so.

I think it's great just the way it is.



We are gonna get you

Some new clothes.



Matching suits,

Nice suits.



Nice, because

You are nice boys.



Except maybe

For you.



So when do we cut

Our next record?



Touring is the priority,




We're gonna meet up with the rest

Of the play-tone gang



In columbus as soon

As possible.



You'll be out on the road with them

Until labor day.



Not me.



Is this a mutiny




No, see, um...



Well, i joined the united states

Marine corps



Back at home.

So, um...



I have to report to south carolina

At the end of august,



Which means i have

To leave the band



At the end of august.



But you will stay with the band

Until the end of august?



Y es, sir.



Ok, next, uh...

Who is faye?






Faye's sort of, uh,

Like my girlfriend.



Oh, that is

So sweet.



You want her

On tour?



She's your

Costume mistress.



All right, boys, do better tonight

Than you did today.



I'm gonna go up

And have a chat



With boss vic




Make sure your mikes work

This time.



Ah! Guy...



See what the world looks

Like through those.



And you...



Percussionist foster grant.



Well, you're an adult,

So go on.



Go on off then and bang

On your bongo drums as long as you like.



It's for the summer, dad.

I'll drop you a line.



Y eah. Mm-hmm.

Y eah, yeah. You do that.



Tell mom i love her.



I'll tell her.



Well, mama,



Your son

Who loves you



Just left us

In the lurch.



Darlene, you just

Got promoted.



You mean, you're gonna

Start paying me?



I didn't say that.



Oh, hi, folks.

How're you doing today?



Hey, isn't it about time

You got going?



Special moment

For any recording artist.



It's our record!









Wow, wow, wow!



Ooh! It's got a hole in it.



It's got grooves.

It's a play-tone record!



Hey, you're missing somebody, guy.

Where's your bass player?



Oh, he went sniffing around

The chantrellines' bus.



Guess he's trying

To get a glimpse.



A big crush

On them sirens.



Diane dane!

Diane dane!



We love you.



I had my first

Boy-girl thing.



It was for a picture

Of you on a record sleeve.



Y eah, charming.



Excuse me.



Diane dane!



Really, honestly,

You were very important to me.



You the wonders?



We sure are.



And you're freddy




Aw, this is

Too much.



I heard your tune in sound check.

It's catchy, man.






First record

I ever bought



Was theme from mr. Downtown.



Darkness falls,

And the night's begun



Wow. You sing

Better than i do.



The river of lights

As bright as the sun



Ok. I'll see you

Out there.



Under the waning moon



There's danger

To be found



For the man with the badge

In the night



The man with the badge

In the night



What's his name?



Mr. Downtown



Mr. Downtown



Mr. Downtown



Mr. Downtown



Oh, you can't

Run away



No, you can't run away



When you're walking

Along with me



Guy, where are

Your sunglasses?



Where're your sunglasses?

Faye! Faye!



Faye: y eah?



Find guy's glasses,

His sunglasses, quick!



The portly gentleman

Sniffing his stogy is k.o. Bailey.



He's columbus' second most popular

Disc jockey.



Well, he's the biggest

Cootie i ever saw.



If he likes

What he hears,



He's gonna play that thing you do

Tomorrow morning



With       watts

Behind it.



It's very important

You don't stink today.



Hey, i make

No guarantees.



We bow, right?

In unison.



And we're off the stage

Before the applause dies out, right?



What if they

Want an encore?



You unplug and you run,

Run off stage...




Smiling of course.



Here you go. Here.



No encores! Guy,

Keep these with you.



Put 'em on. Put 'em on.

There you go.



From now on, you have them with you

Day and night.



They're your trademark.



You look good in 'em.



You guys look great

In red.



Have i told you that, yet?

You have your pick?



Right here.






All right, this is it.



If the crowd doesn't

Go wild for you,



Don't worry about it.



They will tomorrow.



Thank you, ohio.



All right. Timing is everything

On the entrance.



Fix his jacket so it

Doesn't pouf up behind.



Let's give

A big welcome



To the latest




To the play-tone

Galaxy of stars.



That's it.

Go, go, go, go!



Let's watch. Come on.



The wonders!



There you are.

Right here.



Well, take us there,







Doin' that thing

You do



Breakin' my heart

Into a million pieces



Like you always do



And you



Don't mean to be cruel



You never even knew



About the heartache



I've been

Goin' through



Well, i try and try

To forget you, girl



But it's just

So hard to do



If i know you, you're

Doin' that thing you do



Look at   .






- aah!

- hey!

- oh, my god!



- aah!

- hey!

- oh, my god!



The biggest state fair

In the entire world.



Uh, talk about

This latest record.



It's our first record.



We wrote it in my garage

In erie, pennsylvania.



I'll wager that

The kids and fellas here



And all the folks

At the fair



Are showing you a time

Like you never had.



Oh, i'm not here

With these fellas.



I got a pig in competition over

At the livestock pavilion,



And i am gonna win

That blue ribbon.



Come on, pretty baby



Put your little hand

In mine



Things are shakin'

On the dance floor




Feelin' fine



Don't waste

Another minute



Step into the light



Come on and dance

With me tonight



Tell your mama

That you're leavin'



Tell your daddy

That we're gone



Tell everyone

In philadelphia



There's a party

Goin' on



Now move

A little closer



Let me hold you tight



Come on and dance

With me tonight



Come on, come on,

There's a party goin' on



Come on, come on,

We'll be rockin' till dawn



Come on, come on, let me

Sweep you off your feet



Come on, pretty baby,

Won't you dance with me?



Dance with me



Dance with me



Tell your mama

That you're leavin'



Tell your daddy

That we're gone



Tell everyone

In philadelphia



There's a party

Goin' on



Now move

A little closer



Let me hold you tight



Come on and dance

With me tonight



Come on, come on,

Pretty baby



Come on



Come on, come on,

Pretty darlin'



Come on



Come move

A little closer



Let me hold you tight



Come on and dance

With me tonight



Thank you, illinois!



The land of lincoln!



[Crowd screaming]



I want you to know

When you hold my hand



You hold my heart



I want you to see

When our eyes meet



My lovin'just starts



I want you to say

You're thinkin' of me



Those nights when

We're apart



I want you to know

When you hold my hand



You hold my heart



I wanna-- i wanna show

Her that--



That thing

On the chart.






I'm gonna have to do

Some stuff.



Go on.




Wish me luck.



- good luck.

- all right.



You got any... s?



Go! Why it looks like

Lenny's goin' fishin'.





I want you to...



You're bobby washington!



You're the bobby washington.



Y eah.



You recorded

With del paxton



On live at the philadelphia




I got that record.



That's me

On the drums, man.



What was it like to record

With del paxton?



Miss dane, hi. I'm james mattingly

From the wonders.



Oh, yes. Hi.

Nice to see you.



Did you know we became   

In billboard?



Faye, what is jimmy doing

At diane dane's table?



He's showing her how the record made

Number    in billboard.



A record actually

Climbing the charts.



She'll be chartreuse

With envy.



I'll have another one of these

With no straw.



Y es, sir.



I've played

A lot of cards.






See my deck?



See? You gotta be quick.



You gotta be quick

With me.



I'm from erie, p-a.






Tell me something, faye.



How long have you and jimmy

Been you and jimmy?



    /  years.



Whew. Now, that is

A long time.



He's amazing.






He is.

He's amazing.



Now, what about

Guy there?



Does anybody at home

Think he's amazing?



Well, he had a girlfriend

Back in erie.



Um, tina. I met her

A couple of times.



She fell in love

With her dentist.



Now, that's too bad.



Y eah.



Let's try maybe these.



Thinner frames.






Take those off.

Put these on.



Ok, look at me, guy.

Look at me.



These are hip?



No. Something else.

Try these on.



Hide your cards.

Sit down.



Watch these guys.

They're musicians. They cheat.



So, we're gonna play

The  jack...



Your world goes on



But for me,

My world is over



Don't know where

I'm gonna go now



But i got to move on




Whoa, whoa, whoa,

Whoa, whoa



It hurts me so badly,

Deep down inside



When i think about

All of your lies






Your world goes on



But for me,

My world is over



You fellas look

Great in gold.



Have i told you




You straight on

Those harmonies now?






[song ends]



Now, you boys have fun.



I think this is loose.

What is this?



That was diane dane.



[crowd cheers]



There she is.



Diane dane.

Look at that dress, huh?



That's a--

That's a gold dress,



Like a wisconsin sunrise.



Get out of my way.



This next group...






You've all been

Waiting for...



Here they are...



Playing that thing that's

Racing up the charts...



Look out, wisconsin,



It's...the wonders!



'Cause we



Would be happy,

Can't you see?



If you'd only let me

Be the one to hold you



And keep you here

With me



'Cause it hurts me so

Just to see you go



Around with someone new



And if i know you,

You're doin' that thing



Every day,

Just doin' that thing



And i can't take you

Doin' that thing you do



Why do we have

To stand on stage



With those other acts at the end

Of the show?



Because we're members of the play-tone

Galaxy of stars.



Did you see

The cast of bonanza



Signing autographs

This afternoon?



I shook hoss' hand.

He had his gun on and everything.



Next weekend:

The beverly hillbillies.



Ah, miss elly may.



Miss elly may go skinny-dippin'

In the cee-ment pond.



Elly may.

I love her.



Inside, inside. Come on.



Change of plans.



We are leaving here

Just as soon as possible.



That thing you do

Is the fastest-rising single



In the history of

The play-tone label.



As of tomorrow morning,

You wonders--



You've got the number   record

In the country.






- oh, my god!

- ohh!



Ha ha ha!



Watch the shelf.



Look, state fairs

Are small potatoes.



We are on a plane,

Flying to the coast...



As long as we make

The airport on time.



- to california?

- disneyland?



That's right.




Guy: number   this week.

Number   next week.



If we become

Number one,



Does that mean

We get a gold record?




For a gold.



[Girls squealing and cheering]






Put your glasses

On, shades.



Give 'em

What they want.



Ha ha!




The horses

Are coming.



Where's the limo?



All right, men,

Let's go!



Ha ha!






No, wait.

I'm with them.jimmy!



Ladies, climb on top

Of the car with us!



Hey, hold it!

She's with us!



Well, i like wisconsin.



Come on!



Go! Go! Go! Go! Go!









Hey, fancy

Meeting you here.






That does not

Sound good.



You feeling ok?









It's cold in here,

Isn't it?



No, you've

Got a fever.



You're warm.

Here, lie down.



Just gotta

Bundle you up.



Skitch, band meeting

With herr play-tone.






There you are.



Now, sleep. No talking.



We're winging our way

To the coast.



Mmm, california.



Here we come.



You know, faye's

Not feeling very good.



I wanna know when we'll get

Into a recording studio.



First things first,




You have to go off

And pay homage



To mr. Sol siler.



He's the founder and chairman

Of play-tone records.



What hotel are

We staying at?



It's the place

Lucy and ricky stayed



When they came out

With fred and ethel.



And then we go

Into the studio?






'Cause the point

Of all this



Is to make

More records.



What would you fellas

Think about



Making an appearance in

A major motion picture?




What movie?



Then, something

Very grand on the horizon,



If i have worked

The phones correctly--



The hollywood

Television showcase.






Lenny: we are gonna

Be on tv.






Then after that,




Discmaster studios

On sunset...



We cut another record.



Any questions,

Don't ask.



I'm tired

Of talking to you,



And i want to sleep.






Lenny, give me

That paper.



Give me the paper.



[Crunching candy]



Lenny, why don't you

Go and see if you can

Visit the cockpit?



Tell them it's your birthday.

Go, go, go.






Hey, rose.



Hi, lamarr.



I don't have any cash.



Well, then charge it

To your room, cherie.






Excuse me.



Ooh. And i'll send you up

Some soup, too.



Oh, thank you.



My name is lamarr,

And this is my hotel,



And we take care

Of people here.



I'm faye.



Didn't i check you

In with a quartet of gentlemen?



And why aren't they here to take care

Of your needs?



They're off making

A major motion picture.



Oh, we got movie stars

In my hotel.



They're musicians,




Even better.



[Surfer music plays]






[music stops]



Director: rick! Anita!



The music stopped.



Y eah. Keep playing.



All right, anita,

I get the message.



It's about time

You noticed, rick.



Thanks, goofball.



Sure thing,

Anita sweetheart.



Director: keep dancing, goofball.



Now look out

At the ocean.



Say the line.



We're being




Run out of

The shot!









[music resumes]



[music ends]



- cut!

- cut! Cut! Cut!



Print it!




Hey, guys,

Boots randolph!



[Plays sour note]



Y eah!



We look like a bunch

Of chimpanzees.



No. We look like

A rock 'n' roll band




A rock 'n' roll song



During weekend at party pier.



We're not the wonders

Right now.



We're cap'n geech and

The shrimp shack shooters.



Hey, good news,




You get to keep

Your wardrobe.



Ha ha ha!



Hey, do we have

A top-    record?



You sure do.



Then we shouldn't

Be here.



Would you rather be back

On that state fair tour?



They're playing

North dakota this week.



No, no, no.

I vote for weekend at party pier.



Smart man.



You should have told us about this

Rick and anita movie.



So mark that date--

Saturday and sunday,

August   th and    st,



Pacific car showroom.



Just look for the kmpc

Hit caravan and me.



I'll be out there

Signing autographs.



If you want a picture of me

In my official dodge boys

Rally team windbreaker,



Well, then i

Just might oblige.



But hey! I got some exciting guests

On my show today.



Makers of a hit record,

Visitors from the east--



Oops! Hold on, girls.

Not those mop-tops.



Ha ha ha.

No, i'm talking



About america's own




Say hello, fellas!



- hi!

- hi!



And here's their hit--



A big l.a. Fave rave at     minutes

Past  :   in the morning



On kmpc...los angeles!



[That thing you do plays]



Thanks, guys.

Just leave the headphones in there.



That thing you do



Breaking my heart--



Deejay: let me ask

You cats this question:



Who were your influences?



Which artists

Popped your cherry?



The chantrellines.



The chantrellines.



Dion and the belmonts.



Cap'n geech and

The shrimp shack shooters.



Uh...stan getz--



Anything he did on

The verve label...



Bill evans trio,

Ira sullivan,



Kenny durham,

John young...



Del paxton.



Y eah.



Time to blow.

My uncle gave me that record,



And we played it in

The high school band.



Del paxton in the high school band--

That's wild.



Y eah, we were pretty wild

In erie, penn.



There was this one time



When we stayed up

Way past midnight, and...



[cracks up]



Smiling, smiling...



Wait a minute, gigi.

Hold on, hold on.



Let's have the label

Right side up, shall we?



Hey, how come you guys

Don't have long hair like the beatles?



Don't you guys

Like the beatles?



You, in the linettes,

Are those prescription,



Or are you just trying

To look cool?



Well, i am

The drummer.






Where the hell

Is solly?



Sol siler is here!



- hooray!

- all right!

- solly!



- hi, gigi!

- hey, solly!



Billy, how you doing?



Hey, fran,

Is that you?



How was

Acapulco, sol?







Did mimi go with you,

Or did she have to stay home?



She had the flu.



Solly, how's your pals

In the sheriff s department?



You guys spend a little too much time

In the wrong places.



Solly, is it true don drysdale

Gave you a sock in the snooker?



Old news, fred.

Old news.



Business, gents.

Got to take care of business.



Wanna tell you about my new boys,

The wonders.



Top-    and fastest ever

Teen sensations.



Caused the worst riot in texas

Since oswald got shot.



So, solly, saw you at chasen's

With suzanne pleshette.



Quit with that.

The wife works upstairs.



Let's go have

Some deli.



Lookin' good.



What about the

Dave clark five?



You think all this

British beat stuff is new?



Give us another month,

We'll be invading them.



Is that it?



Y eah.



I'll be sure to give him

The message.



Thank you.










How you doin'?






So, how long have you worked

Here at play-tone?



How long you been wearing

Such tight pants?



Wow, if that was

A pick-up line,



We're a match

Made in heaven.



Excuse me, mr. Siler.



James mattingly ii,

Lead singer ofthe wonders.



I wrote

That thing you do.



I wrote many other songs



That i think we should

Make an appointment and share.



What is jimmy doing?



Sol: arrghh!






What in the bloody hell

Is this?



This is during

My lunchtime?



Y eah, like i got

Time on my hands--



You wanna get fabian

Away from me?



Jimmy: he doesn't know

Who we are.



To him, we could

Be anybody.



Guy: he knows who

The wonders are.



Faye: he didn't listen

To any other songs?



Jimmy: that guy hasn't even heard

That thing you do.



Guy: i don't think sol siler's

The person who listens to songs.



Jimmy: he's the guy

Who's in charge



Of the entire

Play-tone galaxy.



This is the man who's in charge

Of our collective fate,



Our creative destiny.



Oh...come on!



Diane warned me

About this.



Diane dane?



Diane dane.

What'd she say?



Never trust a label.



And i'm beginning

To believe her.




Oh, i agree.



Come on, they put us up

In a first-class hotel,



All expenses paid

While our record climbs the charts.



Bunch of lying snakes.



I'm sorry

I'm bugging you.



I guess i'm alone

In my principles.



Come on.



There he goes, off to his room

To write that hit song,



Alone /n

My principles.



Young squires,

Young squires.



Faye, i'm glad to see you're

Feeling better.



- lenny, right?

- y eah.



Listen, a major blonde

In a major car just pulled up.



I think she wants

To show you the town.



God! Great!



Breath--good? No?



All right. See you guys.



Hold my calls.



Listen, have you

Kids had dessert?



Try the

Peach cobbler.



Best in

The southland.



Hey, i got you

Some flowers.



You gotta understand

Something aboutjimmy.



His--his standards

Are way up there



Because he's so smart.



He tested in high school

At genius level,



So that's why...



I feel terrible.

I'm gonna go back to bed.



Y eah, that's

A good idea.



Bye, faye.



Bye. Thanks.



- ma'am.

- thank you.



Ifjimmy's a genius...



I'm u thant.



Who's u thant?



He's the secre--

Forget it.



You wanna get

Out of here?



Go see some

Of the coast?



Y es, definitely.



Or maybe, um...



What's that theater

That the, um--



The movie stars put their hands

In the front?



Oh. Grauman's

Chinese theater.



That'd be fun.



Excuse me, sirs.



Um, i wanted to inform you

That i'll be joining your ranks soon,



And, um, i can already

Do     pushups.



Really, boot?



Y es, sir.



Why don't you give us     

Right now?



Y es, sir!



Count 'em off.






Coffee, please.

Thank you.






I like this kid.

Louder, son!



          ,    ...



Hey, taxi,

Young squire?



Um, yeah. Anybody

Calls for me,



I'll be at chasen's

With suzanne pleshette.






Hey, lamarr, is there

Any place around here



With really good jazz?



Oh, you want good jazz?



Good jazz?



Let me ask you

A question.



Who played coronet

Forjacques st. Claire on vital stats?



Scotty mcdonald.



Get in the cab.

Get in the cab!



Take this young man

To the blue spot.



Oh, good jazz.

They're fine!



Y eah.






Oh, yeah, yeah!



Y eah.



I left vancouver

For tacoma,



Tacoma for portland...



Oh, i got married

In portland. Y eah.



Oh, and then i left portland

For reno,



And then i got

Divorced in reno.



Then wised up and faced

The inevitable.



You know, i moved to l.a.



Is the trio

Going on again?



I don't know.



Looks like they're

Kind of busy



Doing the cock 'n' bull

With del there.






Y eah, del paxton.

One of the regulars.



Roving hands,

But good cock 'n' bull.



Del paxton.




Del paxton's

Sitting over there?



Y eah.



Gabby, ha ha ha!



Oh, gabby?

He owes me money, man.




Oh, my god.



Oh, my god. Del paxton

Is sitting over there.



Oh, heh heh heh.



I just lost you,

Didn't i?



You wanna meet him?






- ha ha ha!

- ha ha ha!



- ain't that the truth.

- that's gabby.




What you got here?



You may not

Believe this, del,



But this kid has

Heard of you.



That right?

Well, sit down. Buy me a drink.



Del paxton.

Who are you?



I'm guy patterson.

I'm from erie, pennsylvania.



I'm in a band

Called the wonders,



And we're--we

Just cut a record,



And we're out here

On the coast,



And i play

The drums,



And i have

All your records.



Well, not all of them,

But a lot of them.



At least i did until

Some of them got swiped



When i was stationed

In germany,



And you were

Playing in germany



At the time i was

Stationed there.



But, you know what?

I couldn't see you



Because you were

Playing in hamburg



And i was stationed

In munich.



But i listen

To your records,



And i think

You're great.



You are

My biggest fan.



Heh heh.






I'll have another




A hennessey for

Del paxton.



All right.



Ain't no way to keep

A band together.



Bands come and go.



You got to keep on playin',

No matter with who.



You guys any good?



Y eah.



Y eah, man, we got--



Jimmy and lenny

And me and...faye--



We got something




Really think we do.



I'm sure you do,



But sooner or later,

Something makes you crazy:



Money, women, the road.



Hell, man,just time.



Well, we've only been

Together for   months.



Some bands i been with,

That's   months too long.



Last call, lovers.



I'm gone.



You keep on playin'...



And watch your money.



You'll land

On your feet.



Thanks for

Your hospitality.



Thank you,

Del paxton.



Nice young man,

Huh, marguerite?



Oh, very nice

Young man, del.



Good night.



Night, marguerite.



Thank you, del!



Just look at you.



You're no good

To me now.




Taxi! Over here!



[Telephone rings]









White: good morning, guy.

We have a crisis here.



Your bass player

Has disappeared,



And you are still in bed!



Just calling to tell you

To get your patootie down

To the television studio!



You're gonna be

On tv tonight!



Excuse me! Excuse me!






Where's lenny?



Gettin' me a soda.



Where's jimmy?



He the guy throwin' up

In the bathroom?



Holy cow! What's

Wrong with you?



[Toilet flushes]



Hey, guy, i think--



I think faye

Gave me something.



We're on tv

In a few hours.



I know!



Hey, guy,

What do you think of her?



She was

A playboy bunny!



Took me up to

Her apartment last night,



Way up with

The coyotes,



Where i did me

Some howling.




Our bass player?



Isn't he here?



No. I gotta call

The hotel.



How far a drive

Is it to las vegas?



'Cause i'm driving

There tonight,



Through the desert

With the top down.



I'm in love, skitch!

Freakin' stars in my head.







Mr. Hammerstein?



Are you nervous about tonight's

Big live broadcast?



Huh? Huhhhhhh?



No. I've left     messages!



Where the hell is he?









Y eah!



Y eah!



[Shutter clicks]



I don't know

Where he is,



But he was joining the marines

In august anyway.



This was gonna happen sooner or later.



Guy, say hello to wolfman,

Mr. Scott pell.



- how you doing?

- replacement?



Y es.



Who's he

Played with?



The techniques...



Uh, roy maxwell

And the corsairs.



Ha ha...




He's your

New bass player.



Mr. White,

No offense...



I--we've been together

For a while.



There aren't a lot

Of options here, guy.



Can he handle

Our tune?



I think i can

Handle it,junior.



[Plays killer bass licks]






All right.



Mr. White...



Faye's not gonna

Miss this, is she?



Oh, no.

She'll be here.



I've taken care

Of her.



Announcer: from the brand-new

City of broadcasting



In santa monica,




It's the hollywood television showcase!



It's starting!

It's starting!



It's starting!

Get in here!



Oh, look, look!

It's starting!



It's not    :   yet.



...Canadian funnymen,

Fletcher and o'shaughnessey!




Virgil ''gus'' grissom!



Paul pope's

Primitive primates!



Teen sensations

The wonders!









Oh, god,

I'm scared!



Give me

The remote control.



Give me

The remote control.



Hey, mr. P,

Do you think guy



Got to meet

Gus grissom?



Oh, man, wouldn't

That be something



If he met

Gus grissom?



That's a good picture

There now.



Look at that.




And acrylon fibers.



And now, here's the star

Of this week's showcase...



Troy chesterfield!



Thank you!



[Audience cheers and applauds]



All right now,

Everybody settle down.



He won't be on for

Another half-hour.



They got a bunch of other acts

That come on before.



Y eah. Last week,

They had this elephant--



Oh, playing

The harmonica!



But seriously, gus...



What is it like flying up there

In outer space



In the--what is it--

The gemini?



That's right, troy.

It'll be called the gemini.



See, i guess i'd

Have to say



That flying

In outer space



Is a lot like your working

With gina lollobrigida



In your

Latest movie--



It's out of

This world.



Here's a question

I have...



Going back

To one.



How's the food?



Go one!



It's pretty good,




Nasa's working on

New zero-g food all the time.



- take  !

- like what?



Well,just last week,



I sampled a compressed

Turkey product,



Processed succotash,



And a packet of concentrated

Prune juice--



[Studio orchestra playing]



[Audience laughs]



Oh...that's gotta hurt.



Stage manager: teen sensations

The wonders to the stage, please.



Boys, we go.



Teen sensations the wonders

To the stage.



You look fabulous

In the black suits--



Hi--fabulous in

The black suits.



I can just imagine

Guy backstage right now,



Just waiting to go on.



You think they'll show

A shot of him backstage, dear,



Waiting to go on?



No, honey, they won't show

Him backstage.



They'll show him

When he comes out to perform.



I wonder how many people

Are watching this.



How many people saw the beatles

On the ed sullivan show?



Excuse me.

Is that where the wonders come out?



Y eah, right there.



[Scattered squeals]



Hey, skitch...



How did we

Get here?



I led you here,




For i am spartacus.



Stage manager: we're coming back!






[Audience cheers]



And now...

For you kids,



The latest

Rock 'n' roll group



To challenge the beatles

To a hair-combing contest--



That's just

What we all need--



The new teen sensations,

The wonders!



[Audience cheers]






You're doin' that thing

You do



Breakin' my heart...



Ready on  

There, ray.



 's on line...






Ready  !



...always do



And you...



There he is!

Just look at him!



Ha ha ha ha!



...even knew

About the heartache



I been goin' through



Well, i've tried and tried

To forget you, girl



But it's just

So hard to do



Every time you do

That thing you do






Ready  !



We don't have

To hurry this.



...Things you play



Slow move in.

There's not a big hurry here.



Not a big hurry.



Nice and easy.

That's a pretty shot.



That a baby!

That a baby!



'Cause we



Could be happy,

Can't you see?



And knowin' that we...



Quiet down!

I'm trying to hear it!



Ahh ahh



To keep me here

With you



Well, i've tried and tried

To forget you, girl



But it's just

So hard to do






Every time you do

That thing you do



I don't ask around,




I don't

Ask around...



Supers coming up.



It's time for america

To meet the wonders.



Let's make 'em

Look good.



...Haven't got, girl



And i just can't

Take it anymore...



And go!



Leo, there's

A good-looking kid.



And go!

Wolfman: too scary.



Go! Shades, that a baby.



And go!Jimmy.

Careful, girls, he's engaged.







Hold it...



...Could be happy,

Can't you see?



If you'd only let me

Be the one to hold you



And keep you

Here with me



'Cause it hurts me so

Just to see you go



Around with

Someone new






And if i know you



You're doin'

That thing



Every day,

Just doin' that thing



I can't take you

Doin' that thing you do



[Thunderous cheering

And applause]






I'm doin' that thing

For you, babe



I'm lovin'



I'm lovin'

That thing you do



Oh, that's




Oh, thank you.



Whoo hoo hoo!



[Laughing and talking]



So, it just




Like magic...



For the whole world

To see.



I didn't

Say anything.



I was just as

Surprised as you.



''Careful, girls,

He's engaged.''



Am i supposed to buy you

Some diamond ring now?



You're ruining this

Beautiful moment.



Where'd you get the idea

That we're engaged?



We're not!



That's the last thing

I need in the world.



- [door opens]

- we were great! What,

Are you kidding?



[giggling] you're kidding.

You kidder.



Hey, man, you have a couple

Of hundred bucks?



I need some extra scratch

For the craps tables.









Come on!

Just a little bit.



This is my first trip

To vegas.



Try guy.

He's a sucker.



Well, that was

Very nice.



Whitey, can you spot me

Some blackjack cash?



That would be

Against my policy.



Mr. White,

It isn't true.



Oh ho

Ho ho!



Guy, can i borrow

Some money?




How much you want?



Hah. Chump change.



Good lord, faye,

You look gorgeous.



Now, next up

For you kids...



You get to make

Another record.



Can i say




Hey, the fair faye

Wishes to address us all,



So it's...






From now on,

You stay away from me.



I have wasted thousands

And thousands of kisses on you.



Kisses that i thought

Were special because

Of your lips and your smile



And all your

Color and life.



I used to think that was the real you

When you smiled.



But now i know that you

Don't mean any of it,



And you just save it

For all your songs.



Shame on me for kissing you

With my eyes closed so tight.



Should've dumped you

In pittsburgh!



Which one of you butts

Said we were engaged?



The same person who said

You had class,jimmy.



Let's blow, babe.



Get that desert air

In my hair.






Do we really have to go

With the top down?



Take those stupid

Sunglasses off.



Why couldn't you

Have dumped her in pittsburgh?



We do my songs,

Or we don't record anything.



You got that, white?






I was looking forward

To working with you.



You know,

You're a liar, white!



You're a liar.



And you're in

A tough spot,jimmy,



'Cause you didn't read

The play-tone contract

That you yourself signed,



Because it says

You do what i say.



And i say you cover

These songs from

The play-tone catalog.



You record that thing you do

In spanish.



You get one cut

Per side of the lp,



But i don't want any of

This lover's lament crap.



I want something peppy,

Something happy,

Something up-tempo.



I want something snappy.



All right.






I quit



I quit



I quit



I quit, mr. White.



Jimmy just quit.



Your band is

Falling apart, guy.



Where's lenny?



I have no idea.



[Wedding march plays]



I am so happy!



Oh, i can't wait

For tonight!



Oh, yeah!

Thanks so much.



I really--

Thanks a lot!




For being here!



Thanks for




Oh, wow, i'm really so happy.



Well, i guess

You don't need me today.



Y eah. Wolfman,

Thank you very much.



You're a good man,

Scott pell.



Give me a call

Later on in the week.



We'll do something.



[door closes]



I can't believe this.



The wonders are

In breach of contract.



I'm sorry.



I'm really sorry,

Mr. White.



Well, don't worry.

No one's going to prison, son.



It's a very common tale.



Well, maybe for you,

But i was in a band,



And we still have

A hit record.



Y eah, you do.



One-hit wonders.



It's a very

Common tale.



My first time in

A real recording studio.



You want to hang

Around for a while?



Ok by me.



But you're out of the hotel

This afternoon.



Can't help that.



You know, guy, horace

Was right about you.



You are the smart one.



Lenny is the fool.



Jimmy is...the talent.



Faye is...



Well, now, faye is

Special, isn't she?



And you are

The smart one.



That's what

I think anyway.



How you been?



Doing all right.

How about you?



All right.

Hanging in.



[Microphone squeals]

Ernie: what do you call that?



/ am spartacus.



Ha ha ha !

You wanna lay it down?



Nah. I was just

Goofing around.



Hey, my man.



Hey, del!



What's your name again?




Guy patterson.



Guy. Y eah,

That's right.



Hey, you're good.



Oh, you heard that?






Thank you.



Uh, can i jam

With you a bit?



You want to jam

With me?



Why not?



Sure. Sure.



All right.



What are you

Doing here?



Recording some tracks in studio c

With willy walker.



Willy walker?



Can he jam

With us, too?



Nah, let's keep

This a duet.



Let's play that spartacus again.



Hey, ernie...



Roll tape on this.



You got it, del.



Go ahead.

Count it off.



  ... ... ... .






[tires screech]






Y eah. I'll talk

To you later.



Hey, hey, hey.

Slow down there, young squire.



Life is long.



I got to check out.



Oh, you're leaving us

Today, too, huh?



Y eah, well, that

Partner of yours--



The one with all

The attitude?



He left here hours ago.



And your little fifi

Is about to vamoose as well.






Wait, fifi--you mean faye.

Is she still here?



Y eah. She's sitting there

In the coffee shop.



At the counter. Alone.



Now, where i come from,

That just ain't right.




Take that.



- [telephone rings]

- lamarr here.



Y es, sir.

Blue impala.







Thank you, sir.



Hey, hey, hey!

Now, that ain't your job.



Del says i got the chops to make it

As a drummer in l.a.



- oh.

- so i think i'm gonna

Give it a try.






So, you're--you're gonna be

A permanent west coaster?



Y eah, it looks

That way.






So, what are you

Gonna do?






I'm gonna

Go back to erie.



Figured that's

What you'd say.






Can i ask you

A question?






Were you in love

In erie?



You know,

I thought so.



With that

Tina woman?



She wasn't right

For you.



Was she

A good kisser?



Y eah.



Y eah?



It would be ungentlemanly

For me to elaborate.



Gentlemen-- i forgot what you

Fellas looked like.






Well, sir...



If you ever

Come back to erie,



Please stop by

And see me.



Right. We'll listen

To records.



That'd be nice.



And here's good-bye.



You know that none

Of this would have happened



If you hadn't

Joined the band.



And i mean that

In a good way.






So, young squire...



Before you go...



Let me ask you

One question.






When was the last time you were

Decently kissed?



I mean, truly, truly...

Good and kissed?



Dave gammelgard...



New y ear's eve...



'   .















We should have done that

A long time ago.



Y eah.



Lamarr, would you mind

Watching our things?



Oh, that's

What i do.



I never thought my life



Would end up

Quite this way




It's hard to figure out



What i should say



I tried alone

To mend this broken heart



I need you



That thing you do



When we're apart



I find it very hard

To smile



You know that

Other girls



Have never been

My style



Well, there's a feeling

That i get



When i'm near you



I need you



That thing you do



I could search

Around the world



Only to find



The only thing i need



Is you right by my side



There's a feeling

That i get



When i'm with you



Oh, oh, oh



That thing you do



I could search

Around the world



Only to find



The only thing i need



Is you right by my side



I never thought my life



Would end up

Quite this way



Sometimes it's hard

To figure out



What i should say



I've tried alone

To mend this broken heart



I need you



That thing you do



I need you



That thing you do



I've never known

Someone like this



She's got a look

I can't resist



I know



In just a little while



I'll be the one

That makes her smile



Her parents say

That i'm no good



I don't come

From her neighborhood






Before too long

They'll see though



Just what

She sees in me



But when

She holds my hand



I think

She understands



She knows it



It's true



It might take

A little while



I'll be the one

That makes her smile



But when

She holds my hand



I think

She understands



She knows it



She knows



She knows



She knows



She knows

All my hopes and dreams



She knows



She knows



She knows



She means

Everything to me




I'm gonna make her see



How good together

We can be



It's true



It might take

A little time



One day i'm gonna

Make her mine



But when

She holds my hand



I think

She understands



She knows it



She knows it



She knows it


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