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 narrating about the trial of Uncle Phil she says that she needed to prove that she was 16 and therefore he was guilty of "statutory rape"; This part of the film takes place in South Carolina where the age of consent is 16 therefore it would not be statutory rape, he could be found guilty of adultery and that would have been grounds for divorce from his wife though. 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
Get Down Tonight
Written by Harry Wayne Casey
& Richard Finch
Performed by KC & The Sunshine Band
(as KC & the Sunshine Band)
Published by EMI Longitude Music
Courtesy of TK Records See more