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Director:
Writers:
Thomas Rickman (screenplay)
Loretta Lynn (autobiography) ...
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Release Date:
7 March 1980 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
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.
Plot:
Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 9 wins & 14 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sissy Spacek ... Loretta Lynn

Tommy Lee Jones ... Doolittle Lynn

Levon Helm ... 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

William Sanderson ... Lee Dollarhide
Sissy Lucas ... Betty Sue Lynn
Pat Patterson ... Jack Benny Lynn
Brian Warf ... Ernest Ray Lynn
Elizabeth Watson ... Cissy Lynn

Beverly D'Angelo ... Patsy Cline
Bob Elkins ... Bobby Day (as Robert Elkins)
Bob Hannah ... Charlie Dick
Ernest Tubb ... Ernest Tubb
Jennifer Beasley ... Patsy Lynn
Jessica Beasley ... Peggy Lynn
Susan Kingsley ... Girl at Fairgrounds
Michael Baish ... Storekeeper

David Gray ... Doc Turner
Royce Clark ... Hugh Cherry
Gary Parker ... Radio Station Manager
Billy Strange ... Speedy West
Bruce Newman ... Opry Stage Manager
Grant Turner ... Opry Announcer
Frank Mitchell ... Washington Neighbor
Merle Kilgore ... Cowboy at Tootsie's
Jackie Lynn Wright ... Redhead at Tootsie's
Rhonda Rhoton ... Lizzie
Vernon Oxford ... Preacher
Ron Hensley ... John Penn
Doug Bledsoe ... Cowboy at Grange Hall
Aubrey Wells ... Red Lynn
Russell Varner ... Bidder at Pie Auction
Tommie O'Donnell ... Teacher at Pie Auction
Lou Headley ... Teacher at Pie Auction
Ruby Caudill ... Teacher at Pie Auction
Charles Kahlenberg ... Business Manager
Alice McGeachy ... Woman with Doll
Ken Riley ... Road Manager
Jim Webb ... Bus Driver
Dave Thornhill ... The Coal Miner's Band
Don Ballinger ... The Coal Miner's Band
Zeke Dawson ... The Coal Miner's Band
Gene Dunlap ... The Coal Miner's Band
Durwood Edwards ... The Coal Miner's Band
Chuck Flynn ... The Coal Miner's Band
Lonnie Godfrey ... The Coal Miner's Band
Bob Hempker ... The Coal Miner's Band
Danny Faircloth ... The Patsy Cline Band
Charles Gore ... The Patsy Cline Band
Doug Hauseman ... The Patsy Cline Band
Mike Noble ... The Patsy Cline Band
Daniel Sarenana ... The Patsy Cline Band
Billy West ... The Patsy Cline Band
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roy Acuff ... Roy Acuff (uncredited)
Brad Baker ... Miner (uncredited)
Allison Caine ... Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)

Minnie Pearl ... Minnie Pearl (uncredited)
Jimmy Yates ... Janitor (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Apted 
 
Writing credits
Thomas Rickman (screenplay) (as Tom Rickman)

Loretta Lynn (autobiography) and
George Vecsey (autobiography)

Produced by
Zelda Barron .... associate producer
Bob Larson .... executive producer (as Bob Larson)
Bernard Schwartz .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Ralf D. Bode (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Arthur Schmidt 
 
Casting by
Michael Chinich 
 
Production Design by
John W. Corso 
 
Set Decoration by
John M. Dwyer 
 
Costume Design by
Joe I. Tompkins 
 
Makeup Department
Albert Jeyte .... assistant makeup artist
Mark Reedall .... makeup artist
Lorraine Roberson .... hair stylist
Martin Samuel .... assistant hair stylist (as Martin Samuels)
 
Production Management
Wallace Worsley Jr. .... production manager (as Wallace Worsley)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Katy Emde .... second assistant director
Dan Kolsrud .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Sam Adams .... construction crew
Al Bilof .... swing gang
Dimitri Bulgarcic .... construction crew (as Dimitri Bugarcic)
Jim Callan .... construction crew (as James Callan)
Terry Feller .... construction crew
Kirk D. Hansen .... construction crew (as Kirk Hansen)
Andy Hawkes .... construction crew
Ray LaPorte .... painter
Richard Leon .... assistant propmaster
Louis M. Mann .... set designer (as Lou Mann)
Jon Marsala .... construction crew (as John Marsala)
Frank Mitchell .... greensman
Bob Nohles .... construction coordinator
Andy Pedroza .... construction crew
Victor E. Petrotta Sr. .... property master (as Victor Petrotta)
H. John Ramos .... assistant propmaster
Bion Roberts .... construction crew
Joseph R. Savko .... swing gang (as Joe Savko)
Jack Smith .... construction crew
Barton M. Susman .... leadman (as Bart Susman)
Marty Urner .... construction crew
Greg Villalva .... construction crew
Ken White .... construction crew
Peg McClellan .... illustrator (uncredited)
Robert Misetich .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Agalsoff Jr. .... playback (as John Agalsoff)
James R. Alexander .... sound (as Jim Alexander)
Lon Bender .... sound editor (as Lon E. Bender)
Gordon Ecker .... supervising sound editor (as Gordon Ecker Jr.)
Alsie L. Florence .... sound recordist (as Alsie Florence)
Roger Heman Jr. .... sound re-recordist (as Roger Heman)
Joseph Holsen .... sound editor
Andrew London .... sound editor
John McDonald .... boom operator
Richard Portman .... sound re-recordist
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Tom Del Genio .... special effects (as Tom Delgenio)
Floyd Van Wey .... special effects
 
Stunts
Mags Kavanaugh .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Abbott .... electrician
William Birch .... camera operator: second unit
Timothy Brennan .... second grip (as Tim Brennan)
Roy Collodi .... camera assistant
John T. Dustin .... camera operator: second unit (as John Dustin)
Mike Heath .... grip
Marc Hirschfeld .... camera assistant (as Marc Hirshfield)
David Jarrell .... best boy
Harry Jukes .... generator operator
Ray Kinzer .... key grip
George Kohut .... camera assistant
Ann Lukacs .... camera assistant
Tim Morton .... second unit gaffer
Alberto S. Ramos .... dolly grip (as Albert Ramos)
Don Smetzer .... still photographer
Mark Stanley .... grip
Michael Stone .... camera operator (as Mike Stone)
Ted Varnadoe .... electrician
Melinda Wickman .... still photographer
Robert Woodside .... gaffer (as Bob Woodside)
 
Casting Department
Sandra Dawes .... casting assistant (as Sandy Dawes)
Jo Doster .... casting associate
Olivia Maggard .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lucille Clark .... costumer: women
Michele Dittrick .... costumer: women (as Michelle Dittrich)
Barry Downing .... costumer: men
Hugo Peña .... set costumer (as Hugo Pena)
Ervin W. Rose .... costume supervisor (as E.W. Rose)
Pamela Wise .... costume supervisor (as Pam Wise)
 
Editorial Department
Tom Finan .... assistant film editor
Brent Eldridge .... digital color correction (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Owen Bradley .... music supervisor
George Brand .... music editor
The Jordanaires .... backing vocals
Joe Mills .... music engineer: Bradley's Barn
 
Transportation Department
Richard Austin .... transportation captain (as Dick Austin)
Bill Bilyeu .... driver
Jim Burris .... driver
Bill Essenpreis .... driver
Jim Johnson .... driver
Calvin Masoner .... driver (as Cal Masoner)
Eugene Schwartz .... transportation captain (as Gene Schwartz)
Mike Robinson .... driver: cast (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Nick Chiarolanzio .... location auditor
Sue Dwiggins .... production associate
Bob Forrest .... script supervisor
Russ Harling .... production assistant
Jim Jones .... wrangler
Bob McPherson .... craft service
George Osaki .... title designer
Brad Siniard .... paramedic
David Skepner .... technical advisor
Barney Thebiay .... projectionist
Arthur Wilde .... publicist
Danny Young .... timekeeper
 
Thanks
Bud Armes .... thanks
Vince Bohannon .... thanks
Charles R. Campbell .... thanks
Delmar Kincer .... thanks
Kent Rigg .... thanks
Johnny Rosen .... thanks
Sally Webb .... thanks
 

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124 min
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Trivia:
In preparation for her role as Loretta Lynn, Sissy Spacek accompanied the singer on one of her tours in order to study her on/offstage mannerisms.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: When Doo and Loretta are driving to radio stations, the centerline in the road is yellow. For that time period, they should be white.See more »
Quotes:
Loretta Lynn:[in a radio interview] Shoot, we've been driving so much, I don't know where I am half the time. But it's fun. We sing, and talk, and Doo - that's my husband - he'll get to acting horny.
Speedy West:[shocked] What!
Loretta Lynn:And the more I laugh, the hornier he gets, and then he'll say, "Loretta, spread me up another one of them baloney sandwiches!"
Radio station manager:[later] I don't know where in the hell you think you are, lady, but that kind of smut don't go in this part of the country!
Loretta Lynn:I didn't know it was dirty! I thought "horny" meant cuttin' up and acting silly!
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I Fall to PiecesSee more »

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21 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Honest and Accurate, 20 January 2002
Author: Nick-337 from Tennessee, USA

Coal Miner's Daughter spans the decades from 1948 Kentucky to the 1970's, when Loretta Lynn had a nervous breakdown and collapsed on stage. First off, the scenes in rural Kentucky are very familiar to anyone who grew up in the mountains at that time. My own grandmother had seven brothers and sisters, lived in a cabin, and married at age 15. So I've heard the stories of her growing up, and it's VERY close to what is depicted in this film. The Butcher Holler scenes are so realistic, they make you feel like you're right there. It wasn't like the Waltons, folks. This shows how it really was back then. I will always love Loretta for her honesty and I'm sure that many women can relate to her wedding night innocence. In fact she didn't know where the babies were coming from until the first four were born. By that time she was 18 years old. It was only after Loretta's father died in 1959 that she started singing in honky tonk bars. For anybody who loved the book as much as I did, I wish they would have shown how Loretta's career affected her children. By the time her twins were born she was on the road so much that she simply didn't have time to be an attentive mother. Success didn't bring lasting happiness. Loretta's busy career caused stress which led to her pill addiction and breakdown. The scenes of Nashville in the 1960's are very accurate and Loretta's friendship with Patsy Cline is fun to watch. Patsy was like a big sister and a mother figure to Loretta. She was brilliantly depicted by Beverly D' Angelo. Sissy Spacek became Loretta Lynn for this film and seeing is believing. She was very convincing as a 13-year-old. What an amazing performance. Tommy Lee Jones redeems the character of Doo for his bad behavior and in the end he is a supportive father and husband. Loretta's parents are portrayed very accurately by Levon Helm and Phyllis Boyens. I especially liked the mother's "squaw dance". Coal Miner's Daughter is a masterpiece as a song, a book, and especially a movie.

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