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Bound for Glory (1976)

The early life of Woody Guthrie as a vagabond folk singer.

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Locke - Radio Station Manager
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Gwen Guthrie
Sarah Vaill ...
Gwen Guthrie
Alexandra Mock ...
Sue Guthrie
Kimberly Mock ...
Sue Guthrie
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Sick Woman - Water-Swallowing Scene (as Miriam Byrd Nethery)
Jane Lambert ...
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This film is an excellent biography of Woody Guthrie, one of America's greatest folk singers. He left his dust-devastated Texas home in the 1930s to find work, and discovered the suffering and strength of America's working class. Written by L.H. Wong <as9401k56@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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singer | guitar | song | california | texas | See All (34) »

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Woody Guthrie. his music has become as much a part of America as its mountains, its rivers, its forests and its people. His life has touched all our lives. This is his story.

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Biography | Drama | Music

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5 December 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Esta tierra es mi tierra  »

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The only Best Picture Oscar nominee that year not to be nominated in any of the acting categories. More specifically, all the Best Picture nominees that year except this film had a nominee in either of the support acting categories. See more »

Goofs

Woody is pictured on the top of a box car holding a Mossman guitar. The Mossman Guitar Company didn't come into existence until after Woody's death. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hank - Man in Gas Station: ['California Water Tastes Like Cherry Wine' plays in the background'] What's the matter?
Carl - Man in Gas Station: Hey, Wood.
Woody Guthrie: Yeah.
Old Man Jenkins - Gas Station Owner: Cherry wine.
Old Man Jenkins - Gas Station Owner: [Jenkins turns off the record player] Goddamit, Woody. I got half a notion to pull up stakes and hit the road for California.
Carl - Man in Gas Station: I been thinking about down the Gulf of Mexico... or the Rio Grande valley. Just somewheres I can grow some fruit, peaches. Them Indian blood peaches with that red meat.
Old Man Jenkins - Gas Station Owner: Shit fire, Carl! Why down there? In California you just plop a seed into ...
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Connections

Referenced in The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Roll On, Columbia
Words by Woody Guthrie
Music based on 'Goodnight Irene' by Leadbelly (as Huddie Ledbetter) and John A. Lomax (as John Lomax)
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Excellent. Carradine does a GREAT job. Music outstanding.
4 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

Found the movie to be "real". Did a great job of showing how things were at the time. Carradine & Cox did an outstanding job. Really enjoyed the music. Feel that this movie has certainly been overlooked during the years. A real QUALITY film.


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