Five days in the Nashville country and gospel music scene, filled with stars, wannabe stars, and other hangers-on - individual stories of this small group intertwined - provides a commentary on American society. The stars include: good ol' boy Haven Hamilton, whose patriotic songs leading up to the American bicentennial belie his controlling and ruthless nature; Barbara Jean, the country music darling who is just returning to Nashville and performing following recovery from a fire-related injury which may have taken more of an emotional toll than a physical one; and good looking and charismatic Tom Frank, one-third of the successful group Bill, Mary, and Tom, he who is trying to go solo, which masks his need to not be solo in his personal life as he emotionally abuses woman after woman in love with him, including Mary who is married to Bill. The wannabe stars include: Albuquerque, whose real name is Winifred, who is trying to run away from her husband Star in he not approving of her ...Written by
In the crowd near the end of the film, Kenny Fraiser is just wearing his regular blue shirt he has worn through out the film. However, after Barbera Jean starts singing solo, we see him come into the crowd wearing a brown jacket. See more »
Well, I know it sounds arrogant, but I'm on my way to town, if I ever make it, to become a country-western singer or star.
Yeah? What are you gonna do if you don't?
If I don't? I don't kn... Oh, I could always go into sales.
Like ladies' clothes? Like what you're wearing?
No... I don't know. Well, I know all about trucks, so I'd go into trucking, I guess.
You're kidding me.
No, I'm not kiddin' you. I'm in a truck enough. And I know how to fix motors and all that.
Nobody'd buy trucks from a girl...
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In the opening credits, the featured actors and actresses are announced by a radio deejay as though they were country music stars. See more »
Nashville is a great movie. It is so multilayered, you'll be able to watch it again and again and slowly peel back each layer to see more and more. Amazing all around--amazing ability to hand you dozens of different characters and make you feel like you know each and every one very well. Most movies today can't even make you like even one character, much less 20.
Songs are memorable, some are hilariously bad, others are quite good. Hilariously funny at times, poignant and thought-provoking and heartbreaking. Amazing film.
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