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R | | Drama | 9 June 1975 (Sweden)
A cynical look at the life of a not so nice country-western singer, Maury Dann - played by Rip Torn in one of his most memorable performances. He ruthlessly manipulates every one around him... See full summary »

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Daryl Duke

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Don Carpenter
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rip Torn ... Maury Dann
Ahna Capri ... Mayleen Travis
Elayne Heilveil ... Rosamond McClintock
Michael C. Gwynne ... Clarence McGinty
Jeff Morris Jeff Morris ... Bob Tally
Cliff Emmich ... Chicago
Henry O. Arnold Henry O. Arnold ... Ted
Bobby Smith Bobby Smith ... Lyman Pitt
Dallas Smith Dallas Smith ... Henry Tutweiler
Richard Hoffman Richard Hoffman ... Foggy Bottom Yonce
Walter Bamberg Walter Bamberg ... Bridgeway
Eleanor Fell ... Galen Dann
Clara Dunn Clara Dunn ... Mama Dann
Linda Spatz Linda Spatz ... Sandy
Earle Trigg Earle Trigg ... Bob Dickey
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A cynical look at the life of a not so nice country-western singer, Maury Dann - played by Rip Torn in one of his most memorable performances. He ruthlessly manipulates every one around him to suit his selfish needs...he even gets his limo driver to take the blame for the death of a fan which he stabbed. Written by Ian Johnston <bjmoose@idirect.com>

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"You only pass this way once, it might as well be in a Cadillac." See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 1975 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Dia de Pagamento See more »

Filming Locations:

Selma, Alabama, USA

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Budget:

$760,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Both Ralph J. Gleason and Don Carpenter recommended Rip Torn for the role of Maury Dann. See more »

Quotes

Clarence McGinty: Where's Bob Tally?
Maury Dann: He went to take a shit and the birds got him.
Clarence McGinty: Is that quit or fired?
Maury Dann: A little bit of both.
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Flatland
Written by Tommy McKinney (as T. McKinney)
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Rip Torn is a two-bit country music singer living on the road
21 December 2005 | by sstack-1See all my reviews

I remember watching this film late night in college on the movie channel Encore some 15 years ago. It is a great flick that captures what life on the road for a country western singer must have been like. As others have noted, it could serve as a biography for Johnny Cash and many others of that era who lived a life of pills, booze, and one-night stands with a little music sprinkled in between. Rip Torn is great in this movie, though it's hard now not to picture him as Arthur from the Larry Sanders Show. The one line from Torn's character that sticks with me even today is: "You only go through this life once. You might as well do it in a Cadillac." I'd love to see this movie again but I imagine it would be a hard find.


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