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
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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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country music | songwriter | See All (2) »

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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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R | See all certifications »
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14 October 1984 (USA)  »

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Dalszerző  »

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A special evening for the film crew found a local nightclub owner closing his doors to the public and giving a private party for the production where the bands of both Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson performed. See more »

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Blackie Buck: I underestimated you, Dino.
Dino McLeish: All you sombitches do.
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not just for country music fans
4 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In Hollywood vernacular this would be the quintessential sleeper: a small gem straight out of left field forced to look after itself in a market geared more toward largely impersonal blockbusters. It isn't necessary to be a fan of country-western music to enjoy the film: a disarming comic fable about one man's clever attempt to buck the system, represented here by the music industry. The movie works (in part) because of its oblique, slightly skewed narrative style, courtesy of Bud Shrake's elliptical screenplay and director Alan Rudolph's eye for offhand detail. Some of the Southern accents are thick enough to almost require subtitles, but the film is a true original, with a photogenic performance by Willie Nelson as the roguish title character.


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