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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 »

Director:

Stephen Herek

Writer:

Pamela K. Long
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

TV-G

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Coat of Many Colors See more »

Filming Locations:

Covington, Georgia, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The only real Parton family member in the movie, Stella Mae Parton obviously was unable to portray herself as a child, so was instead portrayed by actress Farrah MacKenzie, while Stella was cast as Carla Bass. See more »

Goofs

If Lynd was only very young in 2015, then she could not have possibly acted on the Young and Restless in 1973. See more »


Soundtracks

Say Forever You'll Be Mine
Written by Dolly Parton
Performed by Dolly Parton
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Awesome Family movie
19 December 2015 | by mgarciberSee all my reviews

Let me first start by saying that now days its really hard to find a family movie that can be free of sexual scenes, profanity language that at the same time can be entertaining. I enjoyed this movie from start to finish.

My family ages, 43, 39, 7,14 watched this movie together and would watch it again. The movie is not about how Dolly got famous, but more about redemption, love and how Dolly's family despite being very poor had it all ( love, GOD, faith, moral).

It leaves a strong message and cannot wait to see it again on Christmas day, as it was announced it was a hit with 13 million viewers nationwide.


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