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Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story (1995)

The autobiographical story of the life of country music legend Dottie West.


Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dottie West
Chet Atkins
Byron Metcalf
Larry Gatlin
Kris Kristofferson
Loretta Lynn
Willie Nelson
Dolly Parton
Kenny Rogers
Bill West
Lisa Akey ...
Shelly West
Al Winters
Tony Higgins ...
Young Kris
J. Don Ferguson ...
Wendy Blevins
Mrs. Marsh


Dottie West fought a difficult childhood to rise as one of country music's icons winning the first ever Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 1965. She pushed the boundaries of country music and befriended some of their greatest musical artistes. Poor management besieged her with financial problems, and she was on her way to fighting them through when she was killed. Written by mahajanssen

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22 January 1995 (USA)  »

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Dottie receives a telegram notifying her of her father's death in approximately 1980. Both of Dottie's parents died prior to 1970. See more »

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Great movie, great movie and Michele at her best !
10 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

I was never interested in country music and not familiar with Dottie West's music. I bought this movie because of Michele Lee. She is doing more than well in this movie. Michele proved again that she's a GREAT actress and such a talented singer. Not to forget, she looks fabulous, sexy & totally different from her character in Knots Landing. She was the perfect one for portraying Dottie West. After I watched the movie I had to buy Dottie's music. Michele brought her to me ! Wish I could find the soundtrack in Germany with Michele singing but it was never released here. But I can enjoy the original tracks by Dottie. For anyone who loves Dottie's music and wants to follow her career, just watch this movie and "be" a part of her world. You'll be sad that "Big dreams & broken hearts" is over in 90 minutes. You can sit there forever and keep on watching. It's worth it !

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