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 scene of Julie Christie's cameo, one can see Ned Beatty ask Michael Murphy if he had worked with her before, to which he responds yes. This might have been meant as an inside joke because Michael Murphy and Julie Christie appeared in Robert Altman's McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971). See more »
In the scene at the Grand Ol' Opry, Haven Hamilton gives the zip code for Vanderbilt Hospital as "27322". The hospital's zip code is actually "37232". See more »
Good Lord, love a duck!
This is a choir, a black choir, from, uh, part of, from Fisk University here in town.
The lady singing is...
Is she a missionary?
No, she's not. She's a gospel singer. She's the wife of our attorney.
I was making a documentary in Kenya... and there was this marvelous woman who was a missionary. That's why I thought she was a missionary. And she was sensational. She was converting Kikuyus by the dozens. And she was trying to convert Maasais. Of course, they ...
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The song "It Don't Worry Me" continues to play long after the end credits have stopped rolling. 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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