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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
Royce Clark ...
Luther
Jerry Rushing ...
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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The movie was only very loosely based on the song "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia". The picture, according to Wikipedia, "shares almost no plot elements with the original song". See more »

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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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Music & Lyrics by Joe Rainey
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what about the bad guy?
23 April 2008 | by (Lowell, MA, United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie in the LAST drive-in theater in my area in June, 1981 (I was 17 and already had my own car). I didn't care about what movie I saw, it was just a night out with (wow, what WAS her name?)...anyway, I found myself interested with Don Stroud's excellent performance of the cop, Seth, and his vengeful, jealous treatment of Quaid's main character. He was spot-on. I have known too many men like this character; obsessively jealous over his girl, overly vindictive in any wrong they feel slighted by. The music was okay, the acting was good (although, in fairness, Miss McNichol did have a long way to go at this point, and has since proved herself marvelously)...but the power-crazy cop who beats up his nemesis brutally in the bar did the movie for me, especially after the triumphant, gloating grin he says to the girl "let's go..." and she dumps him there and then. His reaction to this was also priceless. Not a fabulous movie by any stretch, but not a bomb either. Very enjoyable.


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