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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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Buck Bonham
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Viv Bonham
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Lily Ramsey
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Garland Ramsey
Joey Floyd ...
Jamie Bonham
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Cotton Roberts
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Brag--Cotton's Manager
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Rooster
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Rosella Ramsey
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Jeanne
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Herself
Rex Ludwick ...
Tex
Mickey Raphael ...
Kelly
Bee Spears ...
Bo
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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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18 July 1980 (USA)  »

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On the Road Again  »

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Trivia

There is no song on the soundtrack called "Honeysuckle Rose". However, it is the name of a 1928 song composed by Fats Waller with lyrics written by Andy Razaf. Waller's 1934 recording of it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. See more »

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[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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Uncloudy Day
Arranged by Willie Nelson
Performed by Willie Nelson and Dyan Cannon
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On the road again. Keep on truckin', Willie!
6 September 2000 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Buck Bonham(Willie Nelson) and Garland Ramsey(Slim Pickens) are two country stars that have been on the road for probably too many years. Garland wants to retire and Buck is too stubborn to. There needs to be a temporary replacement for Garland and it is suggested that Garland's daughter Lily(Amy Irving)go out with Buck and the band for a few weeks.

Lily is living a dream being on the road and even more she acts on her long admiration for Buck. The two singers become an item and soon they don't even try to hide their entanglement.

There is a lot of Willie songs throughout and any Willie fan should feel high on the hog. For the non Willie fan it is still a good film, where your brain kind of slips into neutral.

Dyan Cannon plays Buck's wife and sure looks too hot for the role. Others in the cast are Lane Smith, Diana Scarwid and Mickey Rooney, Jr. Emmylou Harris drops in for a cameo role.

Gas up the tour bus and chase the white line.


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