Rhinestone (1984)




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After a big-time country singer brags that she can turn anybody into a country-singin' star, she must attempt to make good on her boast with a cab driver. He's scheduled to sing at a NYC country night club, and she puts her powers to work in preparing her protégé.
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20th Century Fox


Ron Leibman
as Freddie
Tim Thomerson
as Barnett
Penny Santon
as Mother
Jesse Welles
as Billie Joe
Thomas Ikeda
as Japanese Father
Christal Kim
as Japanese Grandmother
Arline Miyazaki
as Japanese Mother
Dean Smith
as Cowboy Doorman
David Cobb
as Countryman
Speck Rhodes
as Mr. Polk
Guy Fitch
as Wino
Stan Yale
as Street Player
Robert Cook
as Scary Jan
Cindy Perlman
as Esther Jean
Bobby Martini
as Bartender
Michael Adams
as Bouncer
Dan Munson
as Bouncer
Jordan Myers
as Doorman
Bill Dearth
as Doorman
Julee Erdahl
as Waitress
Robin D. Adler
as Waitress
Shelley Pogoda
as Photographer
Laura Kingsley
as The Snorer
Rod Ball
as Heckler/Bettor
Troy Evans
as Heckler/Bettor
Tony Compton
as Heckler
Gary Compton
as Heckler
Dean Webber
as Cut N' Slice Heckler
Dean Wein
as Heckler
Don Warden
as Wild Possums Band
Mark Anderson
as Cut N' Slice Band
Lonna Montrose
as Heckler
Mike Baird
as Rhinestone House Band
Jill Gordon
as Heckler
Leslie Morris
as Heckler
Stanley Wells
as Heckler
Chip Heller
as Heckler
Larry Weiss
as Heckler
Sandy Policare
as Heckler
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Critic Reviews for Rhinestone

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3)

Effortlessly living up to its title, Rhinestone is as artificial and synthetic a concoction as has ever made its way to the screen.

Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Top Critic

The center part of the film -- the country "training" sessions -- could have been fun if they'd been written with a satiric edge. Unfortunately, they seem to have been written with a blunt instrument.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

As Mr. Stallone wends his way through barnyards and country cabins, the material retains some comic potential. But as the inevitable romance springs up between the two stars, their lack of rapport becomes all too noticeable.

May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

This is a charming movie, spunky and full of surprising fun.

Full Review… | May 5, 2014
People Magazine

A country singer wagers that she can teach her trade to a New York cabbie, with predictable results.

Full Review… | May 5, 2014
Christian Science Monitor

A wacky cornpone comedy with some big laughs.

Full Review… | October 6, 2005

Audience Reviews for Rhinestone

Although there is a discernible plot, the steps along the plot are not discernible. Terrible acting and even worse singing are the most distinctive features of this hapless 80's film. Nevertheless, it's still kind of fun in a bad-movie, lighthearted way.

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

Saw this trapped on an airplane over the Pacific Ocean. Jumping out of the plane was considered. How Dolly got talked into this I will never know. The idea that she could turn Sly into a singer is preposterous, and the movie proves it. Total waste of time. money and talent (Dolly, not Sly.) It gets one star because Dolly is worth watching, even in trash like this.

Cindy I
Cindy I

Super Reviewer

Singularly unwatchable 80s "comedy" that's country & western cross between Fame and My Fair Lady. With Sylvester Stallone. Draw your own conclusions...

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

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