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Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave (1980)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music | 31 December 1980 (Canada)
On the final night of his life, Dec. 31, 1952, country music legend Hank Williams imagines himself giving a New Year's Eve performance in a small bar, with his comments to the audience reflecting upon his life.

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Sneezy Waters ... Hank Williams
Dixie Seatle ... Betty Anne
Sean McCann ... Jack
... The Doctor
Jackie Washington ... The Janitor
Denise Fergusson ... Kaw-Liga Lady
... Rowdy Cowboy
... Gospel Woman
Bart Bedford ... The Teenager
Albert Bernardo ... Bar Patron
Marie De Cosimo ... Twin
Phyllis De Cosimo ... Twin
Margaret Dragu ... Engaged Girl
Cathy Elliott ... Bar Patron
Jane Foster ... Bar Patron
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On the final night of his life, Dec. 31, 1952, country music legend Hank Williams imagines himself giving a New Year's Eve performance in a small bar, with his comments to the audience reflecting upon his life.

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31 December 1980 (Canada)  »

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Hank Williams: A képzeletbeli koncert  »

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CAD 578,000 (estimated)
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I am the guy in the doorway, bar patron Lonnie Jewks, having a cigarette in the opening shot and patting Hank on the back as he enters the bar. I had a great view of Hank's performance as the director positioned me directly behind the bandstand. Say what you will about his lack of resemblance to Williams, Sneezy was channelling Hank. The director allowed us to improvise our movements. My buddies, actors John Corbett (Pee-Wee Hupple) and John Novak (Soldier) scuffled and I attempted to intervene and break them up. They handed out unfiltered Camels and the beer was real, folks. I also appear, with my back to the camera, coming out of the bathroom and getting in the way of my dear, departed friend, singer-actor Tex Konig, O"H. Most of us were hired for the entire shoot, which not only helped pay the rent, but made for some memorable after-parties at John Corbett and John Novak's place on Oxford Street (affectionately known as The Baths) in Kensington Market ( Toronto, Canada). The director and Sneezy were professional and friendly; no "star" nonsense. I was there when the shoot wrapped and the producers presented Sneezy with his costume as a gift; he accepted it with sincere gratitude and humility. (The janitor) Jackie Washington's guitar-playing, beautifully recorded in a studio and over-dubbed, sparkles and forges a true-to-life link between Williams and his childhood teacher, Montgomery street- musician, Tee-Tot. Peace and Love, Wolf Krakowski www.kamea.com

@ lechuguilla: Williams was on his way to Canton, Ohio.


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