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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 ...
John
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Older Julie
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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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2 October 1985 (USA)  »

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Dulces sueños  »

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At one point, Charlie asks Patsy what she's done all day and she responds, "I've been sipping champagne with Kirk Douglas". When the scene was filmed Jessica Lange actually said, "I've been sipping champagne with Rock Hudson", but Hudson was revealed to have had AIDS before the film was released and the producers thought a reference to him would be distracting. See more »

Goofs

When Charlie is riding his motorcycle under the bridge on his way home to see Patsy in Winchester, VA (but filmed in Martinsburg, WV), he is actually going in a direction that is "leaving" Martinsburg, WV, not entering it. See more »

Quotes

Hilda Hensley: Well, good morning.
Patsy Cline: Says who?
Hilda Hensley: Oh, for heavens sake girl, sit up and take nourishment. Charlie'll have his first leave in three weeks and you walk around with your lower lip draggin' the floor in front of you. You big bawl baby. I oughta fix you a sugar tit.
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Wabash Cannonball
Written by J.A. Roff
Performed by Benny Martin
Published by Silverhill Music
Courtesy of C.M.H. Records
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three great performances make a fine film
8 May 2001 | by (warren michigan) – See all my reviews

I will say at the onset that I thought Beverly D"Angelo was a slightly better Patsy Cline ..at least, she looked more like Patsy, who was fairly Rubenesque in real life. Still, Jessica Lange captures the sassy, spunky, bawdy spirit of the great Cline. Ed Harris ( always superb) is wonderful, capturing Charlie Dicks tender side, as well as the time when he acted like, like , well, a dick.Anne Wedgeworth, a fine under-used actress was good as Patsy's mother. In short, one of the few good "Country" movies ever made.


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