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Honkytonk Man (1982)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Music  -  15 December 1982 (USA)
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As the film opens on an Oklahoma farm during the depression, two simultaneous visitors literally hit the Wagoneer home: a ruinous dust storm and a convertible crazily driven by Red, the ... See full summary »

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As the film opens on an Oklahoma farm during the depression, two simultaneous visitors literally hit the Wagoneer home: a ruinous dust storm and a convertible crazily driven by Red, the missus' brother. A roguish country-western musician, he has just been invited to audition for the Grand Ole Opry, his chance of a lifetime to become a success. However, this is way back in Nashville, Red clearly drives terribly, and he's broke and sick with tuberculosis to boot. Whit, 14, seeing his own chance of a lifetime to avoid "growing up to be a cotton picker all my life," begs Ma to let him go with Uncle Red as driver and protege. Thus begins a picaresque journey both hilarious and poignant. Written by Paul Emmons <pemmons@wcupa.edu>

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The boy is on his way to becoming a man. The man is on his way to becoming a legend.

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Western

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$4,500,000 (USA)
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One of a handful of films in which Clint Eastwood is heard singing. The movies include _Bronco Billy_, _Kelly's Heroes_, Honkytonk Man (1982), Paint Your Wagon (1969) and Any Which Way You Can (1980). Eastwood also directed the jazz film Bird (1988). Eastwood is also currently [as at May 2013] allegedly developing two musicals to be directed by him, the screen adaptation of the stage show "The Jersey Boys" and a remake of A Star Is Born (1976). See more »

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Ryman Auditorium is used as the setting for the Opry. This venue was not used until the 1940s, and the movie takes place in the 1930s. See more »

Quotes

Red Stovall: What's a girl like you going to do in Nashville? Have you any money or friends? What are you gonna do, live in the streets?
Marlene: The Lord will provide.
Red Stovall: He'd better provide you a way of gettin' there, too.
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When I Sing About You
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high praise for Clint and Kyle
21 September 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As with most movies i prefer to read professional critics after viewing,although i do sometimes read them first. Frankly as a retired sound man i do not allow critics to influence me either way. This movie with (my first viewing of a Clint family member)Kyle succeeded in roller coasting emotion from humour to unsentimental portrayals of all the cast. I looked out for Marty Robbins, whose name was referred to as the one (albeit brief) sole touching moment in the film. It was undoubtedly a touching moment, but certainly not the only one. The entire theme was skillfully intertwined with some really great songs and lyrics. This is another DVD I will add to my collection. A movie to watch, and even learn from, as to how humanity can be humble and unpretentious with subtlety, warmth and understated aggression. Clint is understandably angry, and we feel real sympathy for his place in the world he inhabits.


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