Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career. Written by
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Robert Duvall is Mac Sledge, His fight for respect was just beginning.
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Did You Know?
At the Academy Awards the following year, the Best Actor Oscar was presented by Sylvester Stallone
and Dolly Parton
, who is herself, of course, a country singer. Stallone and Parton were to each announce one of the nominees, and the announcement of Duvall was supposed to go to Parton for this reason. However, when Stallone missed his cue to begin reading the nominees, Parton began reading them off, resulting in Stallone reading Duvall's name. Parton joked on stage that "that one should have been mine." The announcement of the winner was to be read by Stallone, but once he looked inside and saw who had won, he handed the envelope to Parton so she could announce that the winner was Robert Duvall
and present him with the statue. See more
In the final scenes, Sonny is shown with empty farmland behind him, then after a cut to a wider shot, suddenly the gas station and motel are behind him. See more
Woman with Groceries
Hey, mister, were you really Mac Sledge?
Yes, ma'm, I guess I was.
Wings of a Dove
Written by Bob Ferguson
Sung by Robert Duvall See more