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Nashville -- Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed.

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Writer:
Joan Tewkesbury (written by)
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Release Date:
21 September 1975 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Wild. Wonderful. Sinful. Laughing. Explosive. See more »
Plot:
Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 23 wins & 24 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of the great films of our time See more (154 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

David Arkin ... Norman

Barbara Baxley ... Lady Pearl

Ned Beatty ... Delbert Reese

Karen Black ... Connie White

Ronee Blakley ... Barbara Jean
Timothy Brown ... Tommy Brown

Keith Carradine ... Tom Frank

Geraldine Chaplin ... Opal

Robert DoQui ... Wade (as Robert Doqui)

Shelley Duvall ... L. A. Joan

Allen Garfield ... Barnett

Henry Gibson ... Haven Hamilton

Scott Glenn ... Pfc. Glenn Kelly

Jeff Goldblum ... Tricycle Man

Barbara Harris ... Albuquerque

David Hayward ... Kenny Fraiser

Michael Murphy ... John Triplette
Allan F. Nicholls ... Bill (as Allan Nicholls)
Dave Peel ... Bud Hamilton

Cristina Raines ... Mary

Bert Remsen ... Star

Lily Tomlin ... Linnea Reese
Gwen Welles ... Sueleen Gay

Keenan Wynn ... Mr. Green
James Dan Calvert ... Jimmy Reese
Donna Denton ... Donna Reese
Merle Kilgore ... Trout
Carol McGinnis ... Jewel
Sheila Bailey ... Smokey Mountain Laurel
Patti Bryant ... Smokey Mountain Laurel
Richard Baskin ... Frog
Jonnie Barnett ... Himself
Vassar Clements ... Himself
Misty Mountain Boys ... Themselves
Sue Barton ... Herself

Elliott Gould ... Himself

Julie Christie ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Belinda Beatty ... Concert-goer (uncredited)

Steve Earle ... Concert-goer (uncredited)
Maysie Hoy ... Maysie Hoy (uncredited)
Bill Jenkins ... Announcer at Airfield (uncredited)
Thomas Hal Phillips ... Hal Phillip Walker (uncredited)

Patrick Reynolds ... Grand Ole Opry Performer (uncredited)

Gailard Sartain ... Man at Lunch Counter (uncredited)

Robert Shepherd ... Stock car racing fan (uncredited)

Howard K. Smith ... Howard K. Smith (uncredited)
Joan Tewkesbury ... Tom's Lover / Kenny's Mother (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by
Robert Altman 
 
Writing credits
Joan Tewkesbury (written by)

Produced by
Robert Altman .... producer
Scott Bushnell .... associate producer
Robert Eggenweiler .... associate producer
Martin Starger .... executive producer
Jerry Weintraub .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Arlene Barnett 
Jonnie Barnett 
Karen Black 
Ronee Blakley 
Gary Busey 
Juan Grizzle 
Allan F. Nicholls 
Dave Peel 
Joe Raposo 
 
Cinematography by
Paul Lohmann (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Dennis M. Hill  (as Dennis Hill)
Sidney Levin 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert M. Anderson (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Marvin C. Thompson .... makeup artist (as Tommy Thompson)
Ann Wadlington .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan Rudolph .... assistant director
Tommy Thompson .... assistant director
Victor Hsu .... dga trainee (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Robert M. Anderson .... property master (as Bob Anderson)
 
Sound Department
Randy Kelley .... assistant sound editor
Chris McLaughlin .... sound
Richard Portman .... re-recording mixer
William A. Sawyer .... sound editor
James E. Webb .... sound (as Jim Webb)
Richard Oswald .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Donald C. Rogers .... technical director of sound (uncredited)
Fred Schultz .... multi-track dailies transfer operator (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Brooke Hudson .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Randy Glass .... electrical gaffer
Edmond L. Koons .... camera operator (as Ed Koons)
Eddie Lara .... grip
J. Michael Marlett .... electrical gaffer (as Mike Marlett)
Harry Rez .... grip
Robert Reed Altman .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jules Melillo .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Tony Lombardo .... assistant editor
Tom Walls .... assistant editor
Mark Eggenweiler .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Maysie Hoy .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Richard Baskin .... music arranger
Richard Baskin .... music supervisor
Gene Eichelberger .... music recordist
Johnny Rosen .... music recordist
Daniel J. Johnson .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
Ken Johnson .... music editor (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... score mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Gene Clinesmith .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Stephen Altman .... production assistant (as Steve Altman)
Jac Cashin .... assistant to producer
Elaine Di Bello Bradish .... production secretary (as Elaine Bradish)
Angel Dominguez .... production assistant
Mark Eggenweiler .... production assistant
Roger Frappier .... production assistant
Ron Hecht .... production assistant
J. Allen Highfill .... production assistant (as Allan Highfill)
Maysie Hoy .... production assistant
Joyce King .... script supervisor
Kelly Marshall .... production coordinator
Dan Perri .... title designer
Thomas Hal Phillips .... political campaign
Noreen Beasley .... assistant: Dan Perri (uncredited)
Lary Crews .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
159 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (magnetic prints)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Award winning fiddler and actor Johnny Gimble makes a cameo appearance during the last big stage scene when he does a 'walk on' with his fiddle and joins fiddler Vassar Clements and the rest of the band as they perform.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the conversation between Linnea and Opal in the car, Linnea is eating a popsicle while she tells Opal about her children. A moment later, the popsicle is nowhere to be seen.See more »
Quotes:
Opal:God, I thought I was in Israel. I don't know why. Certainly not the decor, was it? Must have been dreaming. I was there for about a year on a kibbutz. I was feeling very romantic about that kind of socialism at the time. I thought I'd like to have a bash at it.See more »
Soundtrack:
Keep A-Goin'See more »

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30 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
One of the great films of our time, 19 August 2004
Author: anhedonia from Planet Earth

I suppose the brilliance of "Nashville" is that almost 30 years after its initial release, Robert Altman's slice of Americana has lost none of its punch. Despite being made in the Watergate and Vietnam era, the film remains relevant as ever.

In fact, one could argue, the film's even more relevant today in this age of celebrity-worship and apathetic, gutless American media who believe missing suburban wives are more pertinent and crucial to this nation's well-being than questioning facts and our leaders' motives for waging a needless, costly war.

The film's about the politics of country music, families, stardom, search for stardom, political manipulation and populist political candidates. The unseen presidential candidate's spiel in "Nashville" could easily have been sound bites from contemporary populists; he could be seen as the cinematic trend-setter for the Ross Perots, Jesse Venturas, Howard Deans and Ralph Naders.

The film is at once a political drama, musical and documentary all effortless woven together by a master storyteller, who truly is an American treasure. In "Nashville," Altman's overlapping dialogue works to perfection as he captures this panoramic view of five days in Nashville through the eyes of two-dozen characters.

With so many characters, it's Altman's genius that he keeps this an engrossing character study. Although he tosses aside all conventions of narrative storytelling, we get to know characters better in "Nashville" than we do in many contemporary dramas with fewer characters. There's Ronee Blakley's country singer; Lily Tomlin's doting housewife and mother; Scott Glenn's caring soldier; Keith Carradine's lecherous pop star; Ned Beatty's disinterested father; Keenan Wynn's loving husband; Michael Murphy's sleazy campaigner; and Gwen Welles' sad wannabe country singer, whose scene at a political fund-raiser is heartbreaking. And Jeff Goldblum's motorcyclist and Geraldine Chaplin's Opal are the threads that weave through all the lives in this marvelous tapestry.

There are plenty of terrific songs in "Nashville" - some might complain too many - but the best are Carradine's Oscar-winning "I'm Easy" and "It Don't Bother Me." They add to the nice sense of cynicism that layers the movie.

Altman's one of the big reasons the 1970s is regarded as the greatest decade of American filmmaking. Look at just a few of his contributions in that decade - "Nashville," "MASH" (1970), "Brewster McCloud" (1970), "McCabe and Mrs. Miller" (1971), "Images" (1972) and "The Long Goodbye" (1973). His films also influence other talented filmmakers, including Alan Rudolph (who worked on Altman films) and Paul Thomas Anderson, whose storytelling style - "Boogie Nights" (1997) and "Magnolia" (1999) - clearly is Altman-inspired.

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