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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.

Director:

Jerry Schatzberg

Writers:

John Binder, Gustaf Molander (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Willie Nelson ... Buck Bonham
Dyan Cannon ... Viv Bonham
Amy Irving ... Lily Ramsey
Slim Pickens ... Garland Ramsey
Joey Floyd Joey Floyd ... Jamie Bonham
Charles Levin ... Sid
Mickey Rooney Jr. ... Cotton Roberts
Lane Smith ... Brag--Cotton's Manager
Pepe Serna ... Rooster
Priscilla Pointer ... Rosella Ramsey
Diana Scarwid ... Jeanne
Emmylou Harris ... Emmylou Harris
Rex Ludwick Rex Ludwick ... Tex
Mickey Raphael Mickey Raphael ... Kelly
Bee Spears Bee Spears ... Bo
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Music | Romance | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

On the Road Again See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the second remake of the Swedish movie Intermezzo (1936) - first remade as Intermezzo (1939) - replacing the classical music of the 1930s movies with country-and-western, and being made and released more than 40 years later. 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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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Radar Secret Service (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Not Supposed to Be That Way
Written and Performed by Willie Nelson
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On the road again. Keep on truckin', Willie!
6 September 2000 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

Buck Bonham(Willie Nelson) and Garland Ramsey(Slim Pickens) are two country stars that have been on the road for probably too many years. Garland wants to retire and Buck is too stubborn to. There needs to be a temporary replacement for Garland and it is suggested that Garland's daughter Lily(Amy Irving)go out with Buck and the band for a few weeks.

Lily is living a dream being on the road and even more she acts on her long admiration for Buck. The two singers become an item and soon they don't even try to hide their entanglement.

There is a lot of Willie songs throughout and any Willie fan should feel high on the hog. For the non Willie fan it is still a good film, where your brain kind of slips into neutral.

Dyan Cannon plays Buck's wife and sure looks too hot for the role. Others in the cast are Lane Smith, Diana Scarwid and Mickey Rooney, Jr. Emmylou Harris drops in for a cameo role.

Gas up the tour bus and chase the white line.


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