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Sweet Dreams (1985)

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 ...
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Coulton Edwards ...
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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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Jessica Lange said the most fun she ever had making a film was "Sweet Dreams". See more »

Goofs

Shortly after Charlie gets drafted into the Army, Patsy drives to Fort Bragg to visit him. When she arrives at the main gate, she asks the Military Police guard for directions to Charlie's barracks. The guard gives her the directions, then immediately waves her through the gate without asking for any identification. In the real Army, Patsy would never have been allowed to enter without showing a valid photo ID card. See more »

Quotes

Patsy Cline: I can't stand it. Makes me want to scream and claw my face.
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Referenced in Look Who's Talking (1989) See more »

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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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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