Jolene is a red-haired wanderer who isn't content to call one place home for any expended stretch of time. Setting off to explore the outside world at age fifteen, the free-spirited teen embarks on a decade-long cross-country of adventure which finds her crossing the paths of everyone from a firebrand Texan who steals her heart and destroys her marriage to his wealthy fundamentalist, Brad to an ex-mobster, Sal Fontaine attempting to make good in Las Vegas.
A life between the exit signs
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language, some violence and drug use
Did You Know?
Jolene the titular character is based on the short story "Jolene: A Life" by E. L. Doctorow, itself inspired by Dolly Parton's song, Jolene. See more
When Jolene is working as a server at the outdoor banquet, she carries a tray with two Champagne glasses. One glass is full and one empty. The very next cut, she places the tray on a table, and both glasses are empty. See more
I married Mickey Holler when I was 15. He was 20 years old, Mickey - real name, Mervin.
Now I pronounce you husband and wife.
In on-screen credits, Don Mosley
is listed twice as Chief Lighting Technician. See more
Written by Buck Ram
, Al Nevins
, Morty Nevins
Performed by The Platters
Published by Devon Music, Inc.
Songs Of Universal Inc.
By arrangement with St. Clair Entertainment Group Inc. See more