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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 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? You better duck! See more »

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Drama | Music

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14 October 1984 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$497,406, 14 October 1984, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$865,915
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Since most of the action of "Songwriter" takes place in Austin, it was only natural to assemble the cast and crew in the capitol city of Texas, USA for the filming. To the uninitiated, Austin might be just another small town in Texas, where tumbleweeds roll along dirt streets. The reality of the situation is that Austin is one of the USA's fastest growing metropolises, and a glimpse of the city's skyline, replete with construction cranes and skeletons of upcoming buildings, reflects that growth. A number of locations within the city were used, and the people of Austin were most cooperative, welcoming the film company and their favorite resident, Willie Nelson. See more »

Quotes

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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Rollicking country comedy
15 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

Songwriter is a rollicking country comedy, not exactly what you'd expect from Alan Rudolph. Willie Nelson is wonderful in this picture, an actor of considerable great subtlety as well as the great singer you already knew he was. Rip Torn is hilariously hammy. If you have any fondness for the country (especially the Texas country) millieu, this is one to check out.


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