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
This movie's eleven Golden Globe nominations remains the most for a single film. It also received four nominations in a single acting category, this was and remains unprecedented for major film award shows. See more »
When the Mercedes bus (model O 309) breaks the gate-arm at the Nashville Airport (21:00 in), there is clear right-front damage, the bumper is bent, headlight broken, and there is no sign on the right side of the bus. But, at the freeway accident scene (22:12 in; on I-24 near Shelby Avenue), the passengers act like the damage just happened (saying: "Oh no." And looking at the damage), and now there is a sign on the right side that reads: "Connie White" and has her image. See more »
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He's the kinda guy that goes for this Hal Philip Walker? Long hairs and smokes cigarettes that look funny. Well, I'll tell you, I heard this guy's an admitted homo.
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The opening credits are modeled after a 1970s era TV commercial for a "greatest hits" record album compilation, with the actors in the film announced by a DJ as if they were artists whose songs were featured on the album. See more »
What a colossal overrated bore this movie was! I just watched it for the first time with fairly high expectations (and a completely open mind) because I'd always heard good things about 'Nashville', and what a letdown it was! Totally aimless plot, poor acting, overly-long, lame music, and mostly unlikeable characters. What a total waste of an all-star cast! And that candidate's voice droning on throughout the movie got really old after a while. It's only saving grace for me was the mid-'70s clothing, hairstyles, cars, etc., but you can already see all that in 'Smokey And The Bandit', which to me is far more the "classic" that everyone claims 'Nashville' is!
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