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The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1981)

 -  Drama | Music  -  29 May 1981 (USA)
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A small town stud wants to go to Nashville and be a big country star. His ambitious kid sister works as his manager. When they cross paths with a small town sheriff, their dream comes in jeopardy.

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Amanda Child
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Travis Child
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Conrad
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Melody
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Seth Ames
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Andy
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Wimbish
Lulu McNichol ...
Boogie Woogie
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Luther
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L.C.
Jerry Campbell ...
Odie
Maxwell Morrow ...
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Bill Gribble ...
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Lonnie R. Smith Jr. ...
Bully #3 (as Lonnie Smith)
Elaine Falone ...
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A small town stud wants to go to Nashville and be a big country star. His ambitious kid sister works as his manager. When they cross paths with a small town sheriff, their dream comes in jeopardy.

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Sex, action, humour, suspense and great songs! See more »

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29 May 1981 (USA)  »

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Accroche-toi Nashville  »

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Just before the movie went into production, the Hollywood trade papers were touting that rising star Kristy McNichol was to headline in a comedy-drama with country music to be entitled "Ruby Red". See more »

Quotes

Travis: And I asked the Lord, "Lord, why have you forsaken me?". But there was silence. So , I asked again, "Lord, WHY have you forsaken me?", and there was silence. So I asked again, "LORD, WHY have you forsaken me?"... and this great booming voice said "Geez, I don't know Travis, I guess something about you just chaps at my ass."
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Life Is Like a Mountain Railway
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Sung by Kristy McNichol & Dennis Quaid
Additional Lyrics by Dennis Quaid
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For Fans of Country-Western Films
28 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film several times as a young teen. It's not the greatest film but it's not bad and a little bit underrated on IMDb. The country music film is a comedy-drama with a little action thrown in here and there. The movie also has a little romance in it as well. It is one of those lesser known films that I think more people would like if they took the time to view the movie.

Fans of country-western films like "Urban Cowboy", "Cole Miner's Daughter", "Crazy Heart" and "Tender Mercies" might like this film.

The movie is also a good recommendation for the people that like "hidden gems" - films that most people have forgotten even existed. Give "The Nights the Lights Went Out in Georgia" a chance one day when you are in the mood for something different than your normal film genre favorites.

7/10


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