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Honeysuckle Rose (1980)

PG | | Music, Romance, Drama | 18 July 1980 (USA)
Willie Nelson is a country singer on the road caught in a romantic triangle with Dyan Cannon and Amy Irving, the daughter of one of his longtime musical sidekick.

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Bee Spears ...
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Buck Bonham is a county singer, with a good family, struggling to find national fame. He juggles his music career with his obligations to his long-suffering wife and their son. He has everything going his way until his longtime guitarist retires from the band. His plucky young daughter eagerly accepts the position meant to last several weeks. The road leads to temptation as the young woman admits a longtime crush on him, which leads to his downfall. The only question is will his family and friends stand by him before things come crashing down? Written by Anonymous

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For 20 years he's been singing to the country. But he never figured he'd be living his own love songs.

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Music | Romance | Drama

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,189,966, 18 July 1980, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,815,212
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According to Allmusic, "The soundtrack to Honeysuckle Rose is an anomaly in the genre. It is really a collection of songs by Willie Nelson and his Family band as well as a host of friends like Jody Payne, Johnny Gimble, Amy Irving, Hank Cochran, Jeannie Seely, Kenneth Threadgill, Dyan Cannon and Emmylou Harris, all of it set in a concert-like atmosphere and performed live in front of an audience.". See more »

Quotes

[Lily is on her first tour with Buck's band]
Bo: Anybody on this bus got a college education?
Lily Ramsey: I do; just graduated in June.
Bo: Good. Then you can get up and get us a beer.
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Radar Secret Service (1993) See more »

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I Don't Do Windows
Written and Performed by Hank Cochran
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A good vehicle for Nelson, a must see for his followers
17 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

I liked the movie, although I don't care a thing for Willie or his music. His band members did a good job as actors, and Slim Pickens was great as the booze swilling guitar player. The scene near the end where Pickens tried to kill Nelson was hilarious. The story never got real emotional nor did it drag around too much, so I considered it good enough.


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