THAT THING YOU DO!, IL POSTINO, behind the scenes of SOLO and much more!

Preview Theater episode #137 broadcast on September 19, 1996

Featured in this weeks episode:


In That Thing You Do!, a Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager. It stars Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler, & Charlize Theron.


Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice. Il Postino (The Postman) stars Massimo Troisi, Philippe Noiret, & Maria Grazia Cucinotta.

Take 2 - A Look Behind the Scenes of SOLO

Mario Van Peebles stars as an android killing weapon designed by the military and utilized to enter into a Latin American war to destroy the rebels - natives fighting simply to maintain their freedom. Contrary to his programming, he develops an affinity for the villagers and decides to help them fight back. Solo also stars William Sadler, & Barry Corbin.

This week’s rundown:

  • That Thing You Do!
  • Take 2 – Solo
  • Il Postino (The Postman)
  • French Twist
  • The Birdcage
  • Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy
  • The Truth About Cats and Dogs
  • … and more
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