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Sweet Dreams (1985)

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Jessica Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country music singer who died in a tragic plane crash at the height of her fame.

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Hilda Hensley
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Randy Hughes
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Gerald Cline
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Woodhouse
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Otis
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Wanda
Terri Gardner ...
Old Singer
Caitlin Kelch ...
Sylvia
Robert L. Dasch ...
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Courtney Parker ...
Older Julie
Coulton Edwards ...
Baby Randy
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Madrine
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Arthur Godfrey
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Patsy Cline was the first female solo artist to be elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Thirty-two years after her untimely death in a plane crash in Tennessee, her "Greatest Hits" album sold over six million copies. Loved by her fans today as much - if not more - than she was at the height of her fame, the life, the loves and most of all the voice of Patsy Cline is legendary. This film tells the story of the passionate, fun-loving, soft-spoken, loud-living life of one of country music's - and one of popular music's - greatest singing stars. This film covers the years 1956 through 1963, from her rise to fame and the top of the charts through TB talent shows and country bars - through her turbulent marriage to Charlie Dick and the demands of touring which would lead to the fatal plane crash. Written by HBO Home Video

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Dulces sueños  »

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Trivia

The film was originally to be titled "I Fall to Pieces" after Cline's biggest hit before being changed to Sweet Dreams. See more »

Goofs

A white 1963 Cadillac convertible is seen parked at Patsy and Charlie's house on the day they are giving a graduation party to Patsy's sister. It was the day of Patsy's accident which was 14 June 1961. See more »

Quotes

Hilda Hensley: I got a check today. Why don't you go out and spend some money? It'll make you feel better.
Patsy Cline: Says who?
Hilda Hensley: Well, you're just too mean to live lately.
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Soundtracks

Crazy
Written by Willie Nelson
Performed by Patsy Cline
Backup Vocals by The Jordanaires
Electric Guitar by Hank Garland
Published by Tree Publishing Co. Inc.
Courtesy of MCA Records Inc.
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finally a film that displays the tragic life of Patsy Cline
2 September 2001 | by (oklahoma usa) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie was great. I caught it on TNT and fell in love with the characters. Jessica Lange and Ed Harris portray Patsy and Charlie so well you feel like you are a part of her success and tragic death. It rivals "Coal Miners Daughter" in the telling of country greats. I recommend this for anyone who would like to see Jessica Lange at her best.


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