R | | Comedy, Drama, Music
The lives of two struggling musicians, who happen to be brothers, inevitably change when they team up with a beautiful, up-and-coming singer.
When George Roy Hill was attached to direct, writer/director Steve Kloves pitched the idea of casting the late Whitney Houston as Suzie Diamond. Kloves had heard her sing just as she was starting to become a superstar and he and Hill went to a concert that she was performing at Carnege Hall in New York. After the concert, Hill agreed to the idea of Houston and immediately wanted to change the films' downbeat ending to the Baker brothers along with Suzie heading to Las Vegas and being a great success. Kloves cut him off and told Hill that he would not change the ending to the film regardless if Houston was cast.
Listen. The reason I came by last night. I'm thinking about leaving the act. I met this guy over New Year's, at the hotel. He liked my voice. He thinks I can sell cat food just by singing about it. Crazy, huh? I mean, it's nothing big. Mostly local ...
When Jack and Frank are arguing in the alley just before they fight, one of the upper buttons on Jack's shirt alternates several times between being buttoned and being unbuttoned.
$3,313,815 15 October 1989