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Tender Mercies (1983)

PG
92 min | Drama, Music

A broken-down, middle-aged country singer gets a new wife, reaches out to his long-lost daughter, and tries to put his troubled life back together.
Producer
Philip Hobel (as Philip S. Hobel)
Composer
George Dreyfus (music by)
Cinematographer
Editor
William M. Anderson (as William Anderson)
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$46,977
Gross (US & Canada)
$8,443,124
Gross (World)
$8,443,124
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Release date
Mar 4, 1983 (United States)

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Robert Duvall
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Tess Harper
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Lenny von Dohlen
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Michael Crabtree
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Rick Murray
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Stephen Funchess
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Glen Fleming
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Jerry Biggs
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Sheila Bird
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Robert E. Blackburn III
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Tony Frank
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Berkley Garrett
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Helena Humann
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Barbara Jones
Country Woman Country Woman   See fewer
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Jerry Jones
Country Man Country Man   See fewer
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Waiter Waiter   See fewer
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Vicki Neff
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7.4 / 10 | 8,490 votes