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Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story (1997)

Biography of country music star Barbara Mandrell looks at her early career, and follows her career through the tragic auto accident in 1984 which almost killed her, and her ultimate ... See full summary »

Director:

Jerry London

Writers:

Barbara Mandrell (book), Linda Bergman (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maureen McCormick ... Barbara Mandrell
Dwight Schultz ... Irby Mandrell
Greg Kean Greg Kean ... Ken Dudney
Lisa Blount ... Mary Mandrell
Lindsey Haun ... Barbara (as a teenager)
Jaime Dudney Jaime Dudney ... Irlene Mandrell
Portia Dawson ... Louisa Mandrell
Kim Lankford
Jesse Littlejohn ... Matthew Dudney
Evan Rachel Wood ... Jaime Dudney - Age 8
John Doe ... Joe Maphis
Dolly Parton ... Dolly Parton
Kenny Rogers ... Kenny Rogers
Barbara Mandrell ... Herself
Robert Clotworthy ... Dr. Newton Louvern
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Biography of country music star Barbara Mandrell looks at her early career, and follows her career through the tragic auto accident in 1984 which almost killed her, and her ultimate recovery and change of outlook on life. Mandrell portrays herself in her later life, and Maureen McCormick offers a good portrayal of the younger Mandrell. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Biography | Drama | Music

Certificate:

PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barbara Mandrell See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jaime Dudney, Barbara's real-life daughter, portrays her Aunt Irlene in this movie. Just over twenty-five years earlier, she had also portrayed her Aunt Irlene on Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters (1980) variety show, in flashback skits of when the sisters were younger. See more »

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Above-average TV biography
23 February 2003 | by hrd1963See all my reviews

I've seen this TV movie biography of the life of singer Barbara Mandrell a few times and it's actually quite good. Maureen McCormick, forever known to legions of TV fans as Marcia Brady, does a credible job in the title role (her scenes following the car accident that nearly took Barbara's life are especially well-played) and she's backed by a capable supporting cast that includes Mandrell's own daughter, Jamie Nicole, as Irlene Mandrell, Barbara's youngest sister. Well-done and suitably involving.


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