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The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1981)

PG
112 min | Drama, Music

A small town stud wants to go to Nashville and be a big country star. His ambitious kid sister works as his manager. When they cross paths with a small town sheriff, their dream comes in jeopardy.
Director
Ron Maxwell (as Ronald F. Maxwell)
Writers
Bob Bonney (screen story) (screenplay) | Bobby Russell (based upon the song)
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$14,923,752
Gross (World)
$14,923,752
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Release date
Jun 5, 1981 (United States)

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53 cast members
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Kristy McNichol
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Dennis Quaid
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Mark Hamill
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Sunny Johnson
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Don Stroud
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Barry Corbin
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Lulu McNichol
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Royce Clark
Luther Luther   See fewer
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Elijah Christopher Perry
L.C. (as Jerry Rushing) L.C. (as Jerry Rushing)   See fewer
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Maxwell Morrow
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Bill Gribble
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Lonnie R. Smith Jr.
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Ellen Saland
Nellie Nellie   See fewer
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J. Don Ferguson
Hawkins Hawkins   See fewer
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S. Victoria Marlowe
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Fred Covington
Man in Jail Man in Jail   See fewer
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Ralph Pace
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Nikola Colton
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Harry Wilcox
Norman Norman   See fewer
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Rita Teeter
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Robert LeRoux
Elmer (as Bobby Leroux) Elmer (as Bobby Leroux)   See fewer
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Debbie Strudas
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Lit Connah
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Elsie Sligh
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Roger Teeter
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Marilyn Faith Hickey
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Charles Franzen
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Luther McLaughlin
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Linda Stephens
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Wayne Sharpnack
Sheriff Sheriff   See fewer
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Keith Allison
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Robert 'Bubba' Dean
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Kirk Johnson
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Ruth Cameron
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John Edson
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Ron Maxwell
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6.1 / 10 | 796 votes