The Wonders return to Erie to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the movie premier

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The Wonders are back home in Erie tonight doing that thing they do.

Three of the four members of the band from the movie “That Thing You Do” are in Erie on Saturday August 4th for the Seawolves game while celebrating 25 years since the movie premiered.

The movie is based on a band from Erie making it big and hitting the road with their manager played by Tom Hanks.

The movie was also Hanks directorial debut.

Even thought the movie was based in Erie, this is the first time that these stars have actually been to Erie and they are excited to get the band back together.

“I am so glad that the City of Erie embraced it as it did, and it makes perfect sense. I mean it is this you know it’s a small town man but it’s a small town movie. It’s got this heart to it,” said Tom Everett Scott, Actor.

“A lot of musicians over the years ago he said to me That Thing You Do changed my life. It made me believe that I can, you know, make my dreams come true,” said Jonathon Scheach, Actor.

“It’s been amazing. I mean that alone just driving a car with these guys is worth it you know, and then to come here and to see people that are so excited about a movie that we made 25 years ago is truly incredible,” said Steve Zahn, Actor.

The Seawolves are wearing custom Wonders jerseys which will be auctioned off through the live source app.

Proceeds from the auction will benefit Noticeability, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping students with dyslexia.

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