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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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Sneezy Waters ...
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Betty Anne
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Sean Hewitt ...
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The Janitor
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Kaw-Liga Lady
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Rowdy Cowboy
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Marie De Cosimo ...
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Margaret Dragu ...
Engaged Girl
Cathy Elliott ...
Jane Foster ...
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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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One of the best music films I have ever seen
14 June 2000 | by (Kuopio, Finland) – See all my reviews

I saw this film on the Finnish TV in the late 1980´s and haven´t seen it since. Sneezy Waters don´t look much like Hank Williams, but when the film was over, I almost believed, that I had seen Hank himself acting and singing (and not just play back). The story begins as Hank sleeps in the back seat of his Cadillac on the way to Canton, Ohio, and dreams of a gig that would be perfect for the audience and for himself. That dream reflects his severe problems in real life. Sadly, that gig never came true. Hank died that night, on New Year´s Eve 1953. This little film is a beautiful tribute to the Late Great Hank Williams.


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