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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 ...
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Cotton Roberts
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Brag--Cotton's Manager
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Rosella Ramsey
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Jeanne
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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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In an appearance on Johnny Carson to promote the movie, Dylan Cannon claimed that she had never heard of Willie Nelson prior to filming. 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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Version of Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939) See more »

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Heaven or Hell
Written and Performed by Willie Nelson
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It reduces a good cast to one-dimensional cut-outs...
13 March 2008 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Acting-vehicle for real-life country singing star Willie Nelson didn't make a ripple at the box-office, not even with his devout listeners, and within the film's first half-hour it becomes apparent why: Nelson is basically playing a variation of himself--and not a terribly flattering one--and a star who soils his own character has a tough time being heard. Willie plays a country crooner with a devoted and gorgeous wife (Dyan Cannon, filling the bill nicely), getting the urge to cheat on his spouse with the nubile female musician who just joined his outfit (Amy Irving). The script is full of eye-rolling drama and sentiment, and when it isn't echoing other films, such as "Intermezzo", it's busy parlaying this superstar into a flawed Everyman. Since the other characters are so poorly-defined, one has little else to do than watch Nelson acting as his own shadow. "On the Road Again" indeed. *1/2 from ****


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