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Honeysuckle Rose (1980)

PG | | Music, Romance, Drama | 18 July 1980 (USA)
Willie Nelson is a country singer on the road caught in a romantic triangle with Dyan Cannon and Amy Irving, the daughter of one of his longtime musical sidekick.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Buck Bonham
... Viv Bonham
... Lily Ramsey
... Garland Ramsey
Joey Floyd ... Jamie Bonham
Charles Levin ... Sid
... Cotton Roberts
... Brag--Cotton's Manager
... Rooster
... Rosella Ramsey
... Jeanne
... Emmylou Harris
Rex Ludwick ... Tex
Mickey Raphael ... Kelly
Bee Spears ... Bo
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Buck Bonham is a county singer, with a good family, struggling to find national fame. He juggles his music career with his obligations to his long-suffering wife and their son. He has everything going his way until his longtime guitarist retires from the band. His plucky young daughter eagerly accepts the position meant to last several weeks. The road leads to temptation as the young woman admits a longtime crush on him, which leads to his downfall. The only question is will his family and friends stand by him before things come crashing down? Written by Anonymous

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For 20 years he's been singing to the country. But he never figured he'd be living his own love songs.

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Music | Romance | Drama

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18 July 1980 (USA)  »

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On the Road Again  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,189,966, 18 July 1980, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,815,212
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was nominated for and won a Golden Raspberry Award, actress Amy Irving winning the Razzie for Worst Supporting Actress at the award's inaugural ceremony in 1981. See more »

Quotes

[Lily is on her first tour with Buck's band]
Bo: Anybody on this bus got a college education?
Lily Ramsey: I do; just graduated in June.
Bo: Good. Then you can get up and get us a beer.
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Version of Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939) See more »

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If You Could Touch Her At All
Written by Lee Clayton
Performed by Willie Nelson
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Angel flying too close to the ground about covers it...
4 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie years ago when it first came out, and I love it as much now as I did then. It covers what happens in the lives of some performers as they do their jobs. Some think that it is great to do something that you love to do and still get paid for it! On one hand that is true, but there are pitfalls that can mess up your life if you aren't prepared to deal with them. Drinking and drugs is only a part of it.

This movie deals with how hard it is to hold a marriage together when one in the couple is on the road all the time. Both make compromises. But if you love someone, you do what you have to do to make it work. I think that pretty much goes for any marriage, not just for gypsies. It takes special people with a strong love to make it work. That's what this is all about. Unfortunately, some don't have that strong a love.

In this case, they did.


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