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One of Clint Eastwood's mid-1980s experiments in change of pace, this melancholy attempt at comedy confirmed something Clint already had shown in Paint Your Wagon: he's not a very good singer. In Honkytonk Man, which he also directed, he plays a has-been who never was, a would-be country singer who dreams of performing at the Grand Ol' Opry. As he works his way to Nashville with his nephew in tow (played by Eastwood's son, Kyle), he also battles with tuberculosis in a movie more interested in creating soggy handkerchiefs than musical credibility. What little there is of the latter is provided by real-life music stars such as Marty Robbins (who didn't live to see this movie released). --Marshall Fine

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Clint EastwoodRed Stovall
Kyle EastwoodWhit
John McIntireGrandpa
Alexa KeninMarlene
Verna BloomEmmy
Matt ClarkVirgil
Barry CorbinArnspriger
Jerry HardinSnuffy
Macon McCalmanDr. Hines
Joe RegalbutoHenry Axle
Gary GrubbsJim Bob
Bette FordLulu
Tracey WalterPooch

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Clint Eastwood
  • Producer: Warner Brothers
  • Length: 122 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaDec 15, 1982
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    Europe15
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaSep 2, 2003
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