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Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors (2015)

Based on the inspiring true story of living legend Dolly Parton's remarkable upbringing, this once-in-a-lifetime movie special takes us inside the tight-knit Parton family as they struggle ... See full summary »


Stephen Herek


Pamela K. Long
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alyvia Alyn Lind ... Dolly Parton
Jennifer Nettles ... Avie Lee Parton
Ricky Schroder ... Robert Lee Parton
Gerald McRaney ... Rev. Jake Owens
Carson Meyer ... Willadeene Parton
Hannah Nordberg ... Judy Ogle
Mary Lane Haskell ... Miss Moody
Stella Parton ... Corla Bass
Parker Sack ... David Parton
Dylan Michael Rowen ... Denver Parton (as Dylan Rowen)
Farrah Mackenzie ... Stella Parton
Blane Crockarell ... Bobby Parton
Forrest Deal ... Rudy Sanders
Kennedy Brice ... Gloria Sanders
Jane McNeill ... Aunt Estelle


Based on the inspiring true story of living legend Dolly Parton's remarkable upbringing, this once-in-a-lifetime movie special takes us inside the tight-knit Parton family as they struggle to overcome devastating tragedy and discover the healing power of love, faith and a raggedy patchwork coat that helped make Dolly who she is today. Over the years, many have attempted to bring this story to life, and now, finally, fans across America can experience the heartwarming tale of a courageous nine-year-old girl from Tennessee and the loving family that taught her the power of inner strength. Written by NBC Television

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An inspiring true story about the power of love, faith, and family. See more »


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Both Alyvia Alyn Lind and Hannah Nordberg have appeared on daytime dramas. Lind on The Young and the Restless (1973); Nordberg on General Hospital (1963). See more »


Dolly Parton's mother said Joseph had twelve brothers. The true fact is Joseph had eleven brothers (ten older & one younger). Joseph had twelve siblings, eleven brothers & one sister. 10 older brothers; 1st, Reuben. 2nd, Simeon. 3rd, Levi. 4th, Judah,. 5th, Dan. 6th, Naphtali. 7th, Gad. 8th, Asher. 9th, Issachar. 10th, Zebulin. (# 12, Benjamin is his younger brother) & Dinah is/was his only sister. Joseph was the 11th of 12 Hebrew brothers. His sister, Dinah was also born before him. {Genesis Chapters 29, 30, 31 & 35 mentions all were children of Jacob, he was re-named Israel. See more »


Poor Folks Town
Written by Dolly Parton
Performed by Jennifer Nettles
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Faith and Family Movie
11 December 2015 | by robertmoss-62448See all my reviews

This movie shows the life of Dolly Parton in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. I lived in East Tennessee for seven years and love the people and the beauty of the area. This movie gives a peek at life in East Tennessee. Clean movie. Use of the word "Hell". Cute little girl to play Dolly. Movie gets me excited to go back and visit the area again. When movie comes to video, it will be apart of our family's collection. Nice to see clean movie on prime time viewing. Hopefully this will encourage the alphabet stations to put more of these types of movies instead of crude humored shows. Cool to see Dolly become a balladeer during the movie and see her at Dollywood.

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10 December 2015 (USA) See more »

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Coat of Many Colors See more »

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Covington, Georgia, USA See more »

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