5.9/10
147
5 user

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)
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maureen McCormick ... Barbara Mandrell
Dwight Schultz ... Irby Mandrell
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
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

Certificate:

PG
Edit

Details

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

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Maureen McCormick: In one of her Best Acting Jobs.
12 November 2006 | by Stebaer4See all my reviews

The Bottom line is that Maureen McCormick in the lead role to this film at long last manages to break free of her Marcia Brady mold and/or typecast.In this 1997 TV-Movie.Yes and I'm very Impressed to see that she has in fact done so at long last if not sooner or later.But to me as with most people I'll still always as anyone best/most recognize her as Marcia Brady.But in getting to the Heart of the picture.It's a very good documented follow-up on The Famous Country Singer Barbara Mandrell from start to finish including when they changed scenes from Maureen McCormick singing to the real Barbara Mandrell singing too.I also first recall watching this on a Sunday night in 1997 along with looking forward to seeing it once I'd heard that it was going to be on that very night too.I was also glad to see how Barbara said that she was going to sue but only because it's the law in Tennesee.

Truthfully,

Stephen "Steve" G. Baer a.k.a. "Ste" of Framingham,Ma.USA


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed