Doc Jenkins is a singer/songwriter who tries to leave his singer/songwriter roots to be a music "mogul", and gets tangled up in a bad publishing deal. He enlists a team of cronies, ... See full summary »

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Doc Jenkins
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Blackie Buck
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Honey Carder
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Dino McLeish
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Gilda
Mickey Raphael ...
Arly
Rhonda Dotson ...
Corkie
Richard C. Sarafian ...
Rodeo Rocky
Robert Gould ...
Ralph
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Pattie McLeish
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Anita
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Hogan
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Mulreaux
Stephen Bruton ...
Sam / Roarers Band
Glen Clark ...
Paul / Roarers Band
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Doc Jenkins is a singer/songwriter who tries to leave his singer/songwriter roots to be a music "mogul", and gets tangled up in a bad publishing deal. He enlists a team of cronies, including a young singer and his former singing partner, Blackie Buck, and together they execute his plan to get out of the deal. He gets help from a stereotypical small-time concert promoter. Honey Carder is the love interest/ex-wife. Written by <marv@knology.net>

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Willie and Kris on the road - sharing music...raising hell! See more »

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14 October 1984 (USA)  »

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Alan Rudolph replaced Steve Rash, the latter of whom had directed The Buddy Holly Story (1978), as director. According to show-business trade-paper 'Variety', "director Alan Rudolph . . . took over for Steve Rash two weeks into the filming" whilst 'Time Out' says that "unexpectedly, at three days' notice, Rudolph was asked by producer Sydney Pollack to take the helm on this carefree comedy set in the world of Country & Western music". See more »

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Blackie Buck: Do you suppose a mans got to be a miserable son of a bitch all the time, just to write a good song every now & then? That's a terrible thought.
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I've literally seen this movie a hundred times
23 February 2001 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

Songwriter is absolutly one of the best movies I have ever seen. Willie and Kris play there parts as though it was there lives and I somewhat believe it was pretty close. The songs , (which I've never heard any in full length) are some of the finest country songs I've ever listened to. I personally know this movie word for word and can't wait to get a new one because I wore the old one out. Due to the wife I had to dig it from the garbage more than once. I couldn't get enough of kris's "Raspy" (He's workin on that raspy) voice or willie playing that guitar. And nothing compares to Blackie Bucks band , and the harmonizing . I recommend this movie to anyone with a flair for the old days or who (like myself} played in the honky tonks for peanuts. If you haven't seen it . GET IT.


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