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Songwriter (1984)

 -  Drama | Music  -  14 October 1984 (USA)
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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, ... 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
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Ralph
Sage Parker ...
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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Drama | Music

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14 October 1984 (USA)  »

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Doc Jenkins: I couldn't hate anybody.
Blackie Buck: You hate Rodeo Rocky.
Doc Jenkins: I couldn't hate a real, live, human being.
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An uncelebrated gem of cinema!
1 May 2003 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

A film whose time has come. Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson essentially play themselves as a songwriter and a cock-of-the-walk country god, and do it perfectly. The plot concerns Willie's character, Doc Jenkins, attempting to liberate himself from a contract he committed to when he was younger, drunker and a little less immortal. The supporting players are top of the line aces, including a surly Rip Torn and the always-great Melinda Dillon. Lesley Ann Warren is the new singer who Doc hitches his stars to, and she's convincing enough. The dialogue is fast, funny and, I suspect, captures the inside angle of the Music Business to a tee. One of the most unheralded great, little movies of all time. A better version of all those other syrupy, sentimental inside music movies.


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