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Songwriter (1984)

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
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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$497,406 (USA) (14 October 1984)

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$865,915 (USA)
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Both Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson wrote over a dozen original songs for the movie, all performed live on film by the two singers, as well as their leading lady co-stars Melinda Dillon and Lesley Ann Warren. See more »

Quotes

Blackie Buck: I'd put my name on one your songs if it would help screw Rodeo Rocky over.
Doc Jenkins: Say that again.
Blackie Buck: I can't.
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My music is rock 'n roll, but then there's Willie Nelson. . .
26 May 2003 | by (Kansas City MO) – See all my reviews

"Songwriter" was one of the 1st movies I bought when I got my 1st VCR. Basically, Willie and Kris Kristofferson are playing themselves - and that's not bad. This movie is both funny, and heart-warming. You can't fault the music, and the acting's not too bad for a couple of songwriters. The plot is actually very basic - the big bad record company thinks it owns Doc (Willie), but he refuses to play their way. So he enlists the help of his old partner Blackie (Kris) and proceeds to find ways to get around his contract with the bad guys. In the process, he realizes that his 1st wife was his true love, and works to get her back. If you have any liking at all of Willie Nelson, you should enjoy this movie. My tape's about worn out...but there's no one quite like Willie.


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