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Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)

 -  Biography | Drama | Music  -  7 March 1980 (USA)
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Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Doolittle Lynn
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Ted Webb
Phyllis Boyens ...
'Clary' Webb
Bill Anderson Jr. ...
Webb Child
Foister Dickerson ...
Webb Child
Malla McCown ...
Webb Child
Pamela McCown ...
Webb Child
Kevin Salvilla ...
Webb Child
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Lee Dollarhide
Sissy Lucas ...
Betty Sue Lynn
Pat Patterson ...
Jack Benny Lynn
Brian Warf ...
Ernest Ray Lynn
Elizabeth Watson ...
Cissy Lynn
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Storyline

At only thirteen years of age, Loretta Webb marries Doolittle Lynn and is soon responsible for a sizeable family. Loretta appears destined to a life of homemaking, but Doolittle recognises his wife's musical talent, and buys her a guitar as an anniversary present one year. This gift sets Loretta Lynn on the gruelling, tumultuous path to country music greatness. Written by Shannon Patrick Sullivan <shannon@mun.ca>

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She was married at 13. She had four kids by the time she was 20. She's been hungry and poor. She's been loved and cheated on. She became a singer because it was the only thing she could do. She became a star because it was the only way she could do it.

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Biography | Drama | Music

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7 March 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La hija del minero  »

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$79,900,000 (USA)
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Joe Don Baker, who bears a strong resemblance to the real Doolittle Lynn, was the producers' first choice to play him, but he was unable to accept the offer. See more »

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When Loretta and Patsy return to the parking lot after shopping, and after they drive off leaving Mooney behind, as he is walking through the lot you can see a 1965 Pontiac Tempest among the cars parked. Patsy died in 1963. See more »

Quotes

Doolittle: Mr. Webb, me and Loretta are fixin' to get married, if it's alright with you.
Ted Webb: Go ask Clary.
[Doolittle walks through the house to the kitchen]
Doolittle: Mrs. Webb, me and Loretta is thinkin' about gettin' married tomorrow.
Clara Webb: Go ask Ted.
[Doolittle walks back onto the porch, then back into the house]
Loretta Webb: Doolittle, what are you doin'?
Doolittle: Ted says go ask Clary; Clary says go ask Ted; I don't know.
Loretta Webb: Wait 'til they go to bed; then you can catch them together. 'Less they'll keep you runnin' back and forth all night long.
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an awesome tribute to a great lady
28 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Tommy Lee Jones proves once again he is the best at what he does as Sissy Spacek shines in one of new favorite films. Based upon the true story of Loretta Lynn, "Coal Miner's Daughter" profiles one of the greatest country singers of all time.

Movies based on true stories are really hard to make since details must be mostly if not all accurate. "Coal Miner's Daughter" far succeeded this and what resulted was one of the best true stories ever brought to the big screen.

"Coal Miner's Daughter" is a film that should be treasured and be considered as a classic because this is as close to greatness as you will get. Telling the story of how a coal miner's daughter went from rags to riches with the help of her husband Mooney. There is so much to learn from watching "Coal Miner's Daughter" that goes beyond what is shown on film.

If I take one thing away from this film it would be this: no matter what comes your way, always follow your heart and pursue your dreams because they will always come true.

I was so proud to have seen this film because it was not only one of the best it was also an educational tool that I could implement in my life. I hope that everyone who reads this review will rent this film and get the same out of it as I did.


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