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The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1981)

PG  |   |  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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
Bully #1
Bill Gribble ...
Bully #2
Lonnie R. Smith Jr. ...
Bully #3 (as Lonnie Smith)
Elaine Falone ...
Verna
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Storyline

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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Drama | Music

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29 May 1981 (USA)  »

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Accroche-toi Nashville  »

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Trivia

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 »

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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Freeborn Man
Sung by Dennis Quaid
Music & Lyrics by Keith Allison & Mark Lindsay
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Cheesy, but I love it
14 September 2000 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

Yeah, it's cheesy. Dennis Quaid and Kristy McNichol sing, or try to. That just about says it all. But, I grew up watching this movie. It seems like it came on every summer, along with Kristy's other flicks: "Only When I Laugh" and "Little Darlings." I went to great lengths recently to buy the out-of-print video. Seeing it just takes me back. Great cinema? Uh, no. But good for a little nostalgia and fun cheesiness? Definitely.


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