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Honkytonk Man

(1982)

PLOT | AUDIO | TRIVIA | CAST | CREDITS | PURCHASE


Plot
In the middle of the Depression, alcoholic country singer Red Stovall (Clint Eastwood) moves in with his sister's family on their western farm. Red's young nephew, Whit (played by Clint's son, Kyle Eastwood), becomes his dissolute uncle's protector, accompanying him to Nashville for a Grand Ole Opry audition. Joining the duo on their trouble-fraught journey are Whit's grandpa (John McIntire) and another aspiring singer, Marlene (Alexa Kenin).

Audio
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Trivia
  • This is one of only two films in which Eastwood has died (the other being The Beguiled; not including The Bridges of Madison County where technically at the end of this film Clint's character has passed on).
  • Although there was no part for Sondra Locke in this film, she acted as Kyle Eastwood's acting coach.
  • Following this film, Kyle tried for the title role in The Karate Kid, but lost out to Ralph Macchio. He is now working as a professional musician.
  • The opening scenes almost exactly mirror those of The Outlaw Josey Wales - a man ploughing a field with his son hears the noise of approaching destruction.
  • Legendary country and western singer Marty Robbins recorded the title song of the film, but died of a heart attack shortly before the film opened.

Cast
Red Stovall
Whit
Grandpa
Marlene
Emmy
Virgil
Arnspringer
Snuffy
Highway Patrolman
Dr. Hines
Henry Axle
Jim Bob
Belle
Bob Wills
Flossie
Lulu
Junior
Pooch
Miss Maud
Jack Wade
Stubbs
Smoky
Bob Wills Singer
Opry Singer
Opry Singer
Dusty
Oldest son
Daughter
Rancher
Grocer
Veteran
Waiter
Mechanic
Mr. Vogel
Whore
Club manager
Undertaker
Gravedigger
Radio announcer
Jailbirds
 
Standin
Dub
Dub's wife
Texas Playboys
 
 
Bus Driver No.1
Bus Driver No.2
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Clint Eastwood
Kyle Eastwood
John McIntire
Alexa Kenin
Verna Bloom
Matt Clark
Barry Corbin
Jerry Hardin
Tim Thomerson
Macon McCalman
Joe Regalbuto
Gary Grubbs
Rebecca Clemons
Johnny Gimble
Linda Hopkins
Bette Ford
Jim Boelsen
Tracey Walter
Susan Peretz
John Russell
Charles Cyphers
Marty Robbins
Ray Price
Shelly West
David Frizzell
Porter Wagoner
Bob Ferrera
Tracy Shults
R.J. Ganzert
Hugh Warden
Kelsie Blades
Jim Ahart
Steve Autry
Peter Griggs
Julie Hoopman
Rozelle Gayle
Robert V. Barron
DeForest Covan
Lloyd Nelson
George Orrison
Glenn Wright
Frank Reinhard
Roy Jenson
Sherry Allurd
Gordon Terry
Tommy Alsup
Merle Travis
Robert D. Carver
Thomas Powels

Credits
Executive Producer
Producer/Director
Screenplay
Novel
Director of Photography
Editors
 
 
Music
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Fritz Manes
Clint Eastwood
Clancy Carlile
Clancy Carlile
Bruce Surtees
Ferris Webster
Michael Kelly
Joel Cox
Steve Dorff


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