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Payday (1973)

R | | Drama | 9 June 1975 (Sweden)
A cynical look at the life of a not so nice country-western singer, Maury Dann - played by Rip Torn in one of his most memorable performances. He ruthlessly manipulates every one around him... See full summary »

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Maury Dann
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Mayleen Travis
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Rosamond McClintock
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Clarence McGinty
Jeff Morris ...
Bob Tally
Cliff Emmich ...
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Henry O. Arnold ...
Ted
Bobby Smith ...
Lyman Pitt
Dallas Smith ...
Henry Tutweiler
Richard Hoffman ...
Foggy Bottom Yonce
Walter Bamberg ...
Bridgeway
Eleanor Fell ...
Galen Dann
Cara Dunn ...
Mama Dann
Linda Spatz ...
Sandy
Earle Trigg ...
Bob Dickey
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A cynical look at the life of a not so nice country-western singer, Maury Dann - played by Rip Torn in one of his most memorable performances. He ruthlessly manipulates every one around him to suit his selfish needs...he even gets his limo driver to take the blame for the death of a fan which he stabbed. Written by Ian Johnston <bjmoose@idirect.com>

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For Maury Dann Super-Star, every day is "PAYDAY." See more »

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9 June 1975 (Sweden)  »

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Dia de Pagamento  »

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$760,000 (estimated)
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Rip Torn's character is loosely based on Hank Williams. See more »

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[To Rosamond.]
Mayleen: If I was a man, I'd ball you, too. God knows you're easy enough.
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Flatland
Written by Tommy McKinney (as T. McKinney)
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True gem worth finding
13 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is another one of those brilliant character studies that proliferated film screens in the early 1970's. Rip Torn gives a superb performance as Maury Dann, a mercurial, drunken country/western singer whose life ultimately careens out-of-control during a road tour. Payday is probably the most accurate filmed depiction of a musician's life on the road that you'll ever see: endless drug abuse, random sex, sudden violence. It's all here in one well-written, astutely directed package. Sadly, Payday is seldom seen in revival houses or on television. This is a true gem worth finding.


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