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Nashville -- Robert Altman's Nashville is an explosive drama and a human comedy that delineates and interweaves the lives of 24 major characters during five days in the country music capital of the world. Although its setting is Tennessee, Nashville is a much broader vision of our culture, a penetrating and multi-level portrait of America at a particular time and place.


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Release Date:
21 September 1975 (UK) See more »
Wild. Wonderful. Sinful. Laughing. Explosive. See more »
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 »
Won Oscar. Another 23 wins & 24 nominations See more »
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  (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
Art Department
Robert M. Anderson .... property master (as Bob Anderson)
Sound Department
Randy Kelley .... assistant sound editor
Chris McLaughlin .... sound
Richard Portman .... sound 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 .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
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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Additional Details

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

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Nashville was the first theatrically released movie Jerry Weintraub produced.See more »
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 »
Lady Pearl:Now the problem we got here is anti-Catholicism. These dumb-heads around here - they're all Baptists and whatever, I don't know. Even to teach 'em to make change over at the bar, you gotta crack their skulls, let alone to teach 'em to vote for the Catholic just because he happens to be the better man...See more »
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17 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Best Movie, 5 April 2002
Author: tragiclaura5

Nashville is a great movie. It is so multilayered, you'll be able to watch it again and again and slowly peel back each layer to see more and more. Amazing all around--amazing ability to hand you dozens of different characters and make you feel like you know each and every one very well. Most movies today can't even make you like even one character, much less 20.

Songs are memorable, some are hilariously bad, others are quite good. Hilariously funny at times, poignant and thought-provoking and heartbreaking. Amazing film.

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