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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 more »

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Dolly Parton
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Avie Lee Parton
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Robert Lee Parton
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Rev. Jake Owens
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Willadeene Parton
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Judy Ogle
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Miss Moody
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Corla Bass
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David Parton
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Denver Parton (as Dylan Rowen)
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Stella Parton
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Bobby Parton
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Rudy Sanders
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Gloria Sanders
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Aunt Estelle
Jennifer D. Taylor ...
Aunt Dorothy Jo
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Grandma Rena
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Church Lady
Kimberly Battista ...
Church lady / Shopper
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Lester
Betsy Smith ...
Church and town Gossip
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Patron
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Patron
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zachary Clemons ...
Front Pew Church Goer
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School Boy
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School Girl
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Claude Sanders
Myranda McGhee ...
Mother at the Park
Anna Phillips ...
Church lady
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Maude Sanders
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School boy / Classmate (as J.T. Corbitt)
Taylor Christian Thomas ...
Classmate
Laura Fraker ...
Crowd (uncredited)
Rory Healy ...
Church Goer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Stephen Herek

Written by

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Pamela K. Long ... (writer)

Produced by

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Sam Haskell ... executive producer
Hudson Hickman ... producer
Stephanie Johnson ... co-producer
Pamela K. Long ... executive producer
Dolly Parton ... executive producer
Josh Hunter Rogers ... consulting producer

Music by

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Velton Ray Bunch
Mark Leggett

Cinematography by

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Brian J. Reynolds

Film Editing by

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Maysie Hoy

Editorial Department

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Mary Brownlee ... dailies producer
Alex Brownley ... dailies producer
Lidia Estrada ... post-production assistant
Brandon Obey ... colorist: dailies
Jon Pehlke ... on-line editor
John Persichetti ... digital colorist

Casting By

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Craig Fincannon
Lisa Mae Fincannon
Patrick Rush

Production Design by

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Thomas Valentine

Art Direction by

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Gentry L. Akens II

Set Decoration by

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Gia Grosso

Costume Design by

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Michael T. Boyd

Makeup Department

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Brynn Berg ... hair stylist
Teresa Morgan ... hair stylist
Tracie Morrison ... additional hair stylist
Evelyn Roach ... hair stylist
Monty Schuth ... key hair stylist
Katrina Suhre ... hair stylist
Denise Tunnell ... makeup artist / makeup department head
Janice Tunnell ... key makeup artist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Tyrez Armstead ... additional second assistant director
Yor-El Francis ... second second assistant director
Todd Hilyard ... first assistant director
Paul Lindsay ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Shannon Black ... scenic charge
Sean Britts ... on-set dresser
James Brothers ... property master
Russ Dickerson ... construction coordinator
Jodi Diodati ... scenic artist
Roman Drankin ... construction utility
Brenda Findley ... art department coordinator
Shun Jester ... leadman
Justin J. Jordan ... graphic designer
Trevor McNure ... props assistant
Russell Michniak ... set dresser: Core
Scott Mobley ... gangboss
Katina Parham ... scenic artist
Erik Louis Robert ... set designer
Victor A. Sandoval ... set dec buyer
Natalie Taylor Smith ... additional set dresser
John Thomason ... Set Painter
Thibault Tosseram ... scenic foreman
Ana Wackermann ... scenic artist
Angie Woodard ... assistant property master

Sound Department

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Larry Benjamin ... re-recording mixer
Tim Chilton ... foley artist
Benjamin Farthing ... sound utility: day-player
Mike Filosa ... sound mixer
Mark Friedgen ... supervising sound editor
Matt Hovland ... adr mixer
Matthew Kallen ... adr mixer
Reed Lovell ... adr mixer: Atlanta
Tiffany T. Mack ... utility sound
John Maskew ... playback operator
Kevin Meltcher ... assistant sound editor
J. Seeman ... adr recordist
Dean St. John ... adr mixer
Andy Welker ... adr mixer
Allen Lee Williams III ... boom operator

Special Effects by

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Chad Pruett ... special effects technician
Greg Pruett ... special effects technician
Lisa Reynolds ... special effects coordinator
Bob Shelley ... special effects foreman

Visual Effects by

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Chad Fetzer ... digital compositor: crafty apes
Blake Goedde ... digital compositor
Bryan Haines ... digital compositor
Nicholas Johnson ... digital compositor
Chris LeDoux ... visual effects supervisor
Mark LeDoux ... compositor
Tim LeDoux ... visual effects supervisor: Crafty Apes
Sean Pollack ... cg supervisor
Jason Sanford ... visual effects producer
Butch Seibert ... digital compositor
Joshua D. Stevens ... visual effects plate supervisor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Rose Ashikyan ... digital utility: day player
Tom Barrett ... best boy grip
Matthew Berning ... Technocrane Op.
Cristen Clark ... lighting technician
Quantrell D. Colbert ... still photographer
Chelsea Craig ... digital utility: day player
Roberto Delgado Jr. ... first assistant camera:c camera
Eddie Evans ... key grip
Patrick D. Fields ... grip
Mike Fisher ... a camera second assistant
Raul Flores ... lighting technician
Kevin Gentry ... grip
Steven Shorty Haralson ... electrician
Darryl Humber ... dolly grip
David Iverson ... grip
Zach Junqera ... B Camera 2nd Ac
Michael Kim ... digital imaging technician
Nicholas Leone ... camera utility
Daniel John Lerch ... best boy electric: rigging
Denny Mooradian ... gaffer
Justyn Plath ... grip
Reid Stegall ... lighting technician
Robert A. Sutton ... technocrane tech
Jeffrey Tarver ... electrician
German Valle ... rigging gaffer
Riley Wood ... rigging grip

Casting Department

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Ressie Burtley ... extras casting assistant
Jamie Lynn Catrett ... extras casting
Jeffrey Drew ... casting associate
Joseph C. Nelson ... extras casting assistant
Justin Tucker ... extras casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Sara Cobbeldick ... set costumer
Shelby Davis ... additional costumer
Kim Rollins Dometrovich ... seamstress
Shenelle Evans ... seamstress
K. Drew Fuller ... costume supervisor
Mauricia Grant ... key costumer
Jennifer Hryniw ... seamstress
Rachel A. Walker ... ager dyer

Location Management

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Stacey Dunson ... location assistant
Austin Harkey ... location manager
Paul Mallard ... assistant location manager
Aaron D. Newton ... location assistant (as Aaron Newton)
Sia Sapoundjieva ... location coordinator
Lenzi Sealy ... key assistant location manager

Music Department

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Peter Bateman ... orchestrator
Jordan Cox ... music department
Jeff Gartenbaum ... assistant score mixing engineer
Crystal Grooms Mangano ... music coordinator
Shinnosuke Miyazawa ... score mixer
Scott Schirle ... music editor
Jay Weigel ... on-set music coordinator

Transportation Department

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Manuel Cespedes ... transportation
John Croker ... transportation coordinator
Daniel La Fave ... hair/make-up driver
Norman J. Morton ... transportation
Gary Woods ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Tyrez Armstead ... key set production assistant
Colby Bachiller ... assistant to producers
Gena Berry ... food stylist
Rachel Bongard ... production assistant
Susan W. Bradley ... key 2nd assistant accountant
Reagan Brandon ... script supervisor
Elisa Carlson ... dialect coach
Cecil Chatman ... lead medic
Greg Chester ... medic
Saundra Coller ... stand-in
Lacie Collins ... production assistant / production secretary (as Lacie Ratliff)
Laurie DeKatch ... utility girl
Anna J. DeMildt ... additional office production assistant / set production assistant (first team)
Lisa Edwards ... first assistant accountant
Laura Fraker ... stand-in
William Galloway ... caterer
Sam Haskell Jr. ... Research
Dr. David Howard ... press photographer
Dr. Diane Howard ... red carpet interviewer, journalist (as Diane Howard)
Michael Jaegers ... assisant production coordinator
Lindsey McCollough ... standin: Jennifer Nettles
Kilee Morris ... stand-in
Dolly Parton ... introduction and narration by
Claire Ramsay ... production assistant
Josh Hunter Rogers ... assistant to executive producer
Heather Schell ... stand-in
Sheatia X.D. Seymour ... payroll assistant (as Sheatia Seymour)
Greg Tresan ... animal trainer
Justen Tyler ... production coordinator

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines An inspiring true story about the power of love, faith, and family. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Coat of Many Colors (United States)
  • Dolly Parton: Historia de una vida (Spain)
  • Un cappotto di mille colori (Italy)
  • Coat of Many Colors
  • Жизнь во всех красках (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 81 min
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Did You Know?

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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 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 »
Movie Connections Followed by Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love (2016). See more »
Soundtracks Coat of Many Colors See more »

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