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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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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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11 October 1985 (USA)  »

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Dulces sueños  »

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References to Patsy Cline's friendship with Loretta Lynn were left out of the script as producers felt their relationship was already covered in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980). See more »

Goofs

The movie shows the car her brother was driving being broadsided by a truck, when in fact it was a head-on collision with a car coming the other direction. Patsy was thrown through the windshield, not pulled from the wreck by her brother. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Dick: Hey, I want you to get your coat. I want to drive you some place for a drink. I want us to dance awhile, then I want us to get to know each other a lot better.
Patsy Cline: You want a lot don't you?
Charlie Dick: Yeah I do baby.
Patsy Cline: Well people in hell want ice water - that don't mean they get it.
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Connections

Edited into Josie and the Pussycats (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms
Written by Lester Flatt
Published by Peer International Corp.
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One of the best movie biographies made.
22 February 2004 | by (Fargo, North Dakota) – See all my reviews

I have watched this movie at least 30 times. Patsy Cline is one of my absolute favorite country singers, as I grew up in the 50's and she was both a pop and country chart topper. I also grew up in northern Minnesota, so when a fellow Minnesotan played the role of Patsy, I had to see this movie. Jessica Lange was dynamic in portraying Patsy as someone who "just wanted to make things right". The other actors in the movie also deserved oscar nominations along with Jessica, as they completed this story. This movie is being shown a lot lately on HBO, TNT, CMT, and AMC. I highly recommend it.


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