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Rhinestone

Theatrical Release Poster
Directed by Bob Clark
Produced by Howard Smith
Bill Blake
Sandy Gallin
Richard Spitalny
Written by Phil Alden Robinson
Sylvester Stallone
Starring Sylvester Stallone
Dolly Parton
Richard Farnsworth
Ron Leibman
Music by Dolly Parton
Larry Weiss
Cinematography Timothy Galfas
Editing by Stan Cole
John W. Wheeler
Tim Board
Gregory M. Gerlich
Richard Cadger
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) June 21, 1984
Running time 111 min
Country United States
Language English
Budget $75,000,000

Rhinestone is a 1984 20th Century Fox comedy motion picture starring Sylvester Stallone and Dolly Parton. Other members of the cast include Richard Farnsworth, Ron Leibman, Tim Thomerson, Stephen Apostle Pec, and Penny Santon.

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Plot

A popular country star, Jake Farris (played by Dolly Parton), boasts that she can make anybody a country sensation. She makes a bet with her sleazy manager (played by Ron Leibman), that she can turn any normal guy into a country singer in two weeks. At stake is her contract and her body. The problem is that her manager can select the man, and he selects an obnoxious New York cab driver Nick Martinelli (played by Sylvester Stallone). Jake takes Nick back to the hills of Tennessee for a two-week crash course in how to walk, talk and sing like a genuine Country star.

Production

Stallone reportedly turned down Romancing the Stone and Beverly Hills Cop (1984) to make Rhinestone.

Original screenwriter Phil Alden Robinson was so offended by Stallone's re-working of his original screenplay that he briefly considered having his name removed from the film's credits. He was later convinced that having his name on a film of this "caliber" would look good on his resume.

Reception

The film was almost universally panned upon its release, and is generally regarded as a commercial and critical flop. Nonetheless, the soundtrack album gave Dolly Parton two top ten country singles: "Tennessee Homesick Blues" and "God Won't Get Ya'".

Cast and Crew

Actor Role
Sylvester Stallone Nick Martinelli
Dolly Parton Jake Farris
Richard Farnsworth Noah Farris (Jake's Father)
Ron Leibman Freddie Ugo (Rhinestone Owner)
Tim Thomerson Barnett Kale

Awards

Won: Worst Actor (Sylvester Stallone)
Won: Worst "Original" Song (Drinkenstein)
Nominated: Worst Picture
Nominated: Worst Screenplay
Nominated: Worst Musical Score
Nominated: Worst Supporting Actor (Ron Leibman)
Nominated: Worst Director (Bob Clark)
Nominated: Worst "Original" Song (Sweet Lovin' Friends)

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