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Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave (1980)

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On the final night of his life, Dec. 31, 1952, country music legend Hank Williams imagines himself giving a New Year's Eve performance in a small bar, with his comments to the audience reflecting upon his life.

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On the final night of his life, Dec. 31, 1952, country music legend Hank Williams imagines himself giving a New Year's Eve performance in a small bar, with his comments to the audience reflecting upon his life.

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31 December 1980 (Canada)  »

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CAD 578,000 (estimated)
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Sneezy Waters, who plays Hank Williams, changes the lyrics to the song "Too Many Parties (Too Many Pals)". The original song sung by Hank is about a lawyer defending a wayward woman. The version Sneezy sings in the movie is about a man who turns out to be the lawyer's brother. See more »

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Hank's untold story
22 February 2006 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

I also saw this movie over a decade ago, and enjoyed it very much. I knew very little about Hank Sr. before this movie and feel as though I know about a very talented and self destructive person, who was not really an alcoholic, but rather due to his spinabifida was addicted to morphine and drank heavily. Either way Hank Sr. drove around the country from town to town performing his songs even though he was in a great deal of pain. Then he died tragically in the back seat of car (I think) many years to early. This story does tell about the show behind the scenes but doesn't get to bogged down in the addiction but rather weaves that part of Hank Sr.'s life into the story. The story did not glamorize his problems. Hank Williams Sr is a piece of Americana to be cherished right or wrong.


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