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Maury Dann
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Mayleen Travis
Elayne Heilveil ...
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 ...
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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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18 September 1975 (Sweden)  »

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$760,000 (estimated)
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Rip Torn insisted on doing his own singing. 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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Rip Torn is a two-bit country music singer living on the road
21 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this film late night in college on the movie channel Encore some 15 years ago. It is a great flick that captures what life on the road for a country western singer must have been like. As others have noted, it could serve as a biography for Johnny Cash and many others of that era who lived a life of pills, booze, and one-night stands with a little music sprinkled in between. Rip Torn is great in this movie, though it's hard now not to picture him as Arthur from the Larry Sanders Show. The one line from Torn's character that sticks with me even today is: "You only go through this life once. You might as well do it in a Cadillac." I'd love to see this movie again but I imagine it would be a hard find.


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