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Songwriter (1984)

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94 min | Drama, Music

Doc Jenkins is a singer/songwriter who tries to leave his singer/songwriter roots to be a music "mogul", and gets tangled up in a bad publishing deal. He enlists a team of cronies, including a young singer and his former singing partner, ...See moreDoc Jenkins is a singer/songwriter who tries to leave his singer/songwriter roots to be a music "mogul", and gets tangled up in a bad publishing deal. He enlists a team of cronies, including a young singer and his former singing partner, Blackie Buck, and together they execute his plan to get out of the deal. He gets help from a stereotypical small-time concert promoter. Honey Carder is the love interest/ex-wife. Written by See less
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$497,406
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$865,915
Gross (World)
$865,915
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Release date
Oct 14, 1984 (United States)

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59 cast members
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Willie Nelson
Doc Jenkins Doc Jenkins   See fewer
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Kris Kristofferson
Blackie Buck Blackie Buck   See fewer
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Melinda Dillon
Honey Carder Honey Carder   See fewer
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Rip Torn
Dino McLeish Dino McLeish   See fewer
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Rhonda Dotson
Corkie Corkie   See fewer
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Richard C. Sarafian
Rodeo Rocky Rodeo Rocky   See fewer
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Sage Parker
Pattie McLeish Pattie McLeish   See fewer
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Gailard Sartain
Mulreaux Mulreaux   See fewer
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Stephen Bruton
Sam / Roarers Band Sam / Roarers Band   See fewer
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Glen Clark
Paul / Roarers Band Paul / Roarers Band   See fewer
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Cleve Dupin
Road Manager Road Manager   See fewer
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B.C. Cooper
Cooper Cooper   See fewer
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Poodie Locke
Purvis Purvis   See fewer
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Joe Keyes
Eddie Eddie   See fewer
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Amanda Bishop
Daughter #1 Daughter #1   See fewer
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Kristin Renfro
Daughter #2 Daughter #2   See fewer
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Sammy Allred
Disc Jockey Disc Jockey   See fewer
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William Boyd
Blind Tommy's Brother Blind Tommy's Brother   See fewer
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Steven Fromholz
Engineer (as Steve Fromholz) Engineer (as Steve Fromholz)   See fewer
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Johnny Gimble
Fiddle Player Fiddle Player   See fewer
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Eloise DeJoria
Girl on Bus (as Eloise Schmitt) Girl on Bus (as Eloise Schmitt)   See fewer
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Kate Cadenhead
Groupie Groupie   See fewer
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Christie Carafano
Little Girl in Bed Little Girl in Bed   See fewer
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Joe Gallien
Electronics Engineer Electronics Engineer   See fewer
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Gates Moore
1st Concert Hall Manager 1st Concert Hall Manager   See fewer
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Larry Gorham
2nd Concert Hall Manager 2nd Concert Hall Manager   See fewer
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Jackie King
Guitar Player Guitar Player   See fewer
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Catherine Molloy
Doc's Girl Friend Doc's Girl Friend   See fewer
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Bobby Rambo
Party Guest Party Guest   See fewer
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Michael Reesburg
Roarer Roadie Roarer Roadie   See fewer
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John Shaw
Cashier Cashier   See fewer
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Pete Stauber
Vacuum Cleaner Salesman Vacuum Cleaner Salesman   See fewer
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Larry Trader
Golf Roadie Golf Roadie   See fewer
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Priscilla Dougherty
Incredulous Woman Incredulous Woman   See fewer
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Bobbie Nelson
Pianist, Gilda's Band Pianist, Gilda's Band   See fewer
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Paul English
Drums, Gilda's Band Drums, Gilda's Band   See fewer
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Bee Spears
Bass, Gilda's Band Bass, Gilda's Band   See fewer
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Jody Payne
Guitar, Gilda's Band Guitar, Gilda's Band   See fewer
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Grady Martin
Guitar, Gilda's Band Guitar, Gilda's Band   See fewer
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Booker T. Jones
Keyboard, Gilda's Band Keyboard, Gilda's Band   See fewer
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Bill Swann
Roarers Band Roarers Band   See fewer
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Donnie Fritts
Roarers Band Roarers Band   See fewer
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Sammy Lee Creason
Roarers Band (as Sammy Creason) Roarers Band (as Sammy Creason)   See fewer
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Thomas Mcclure
Roarers Band Roarers Band   See fewer
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Colin Mitchell Duffy
Honey Carder's Infant Honey Carder's Infant   See fewer
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Titos Menchaca
Body Guard Body Guard   See fewer
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Angela Duffy Peace
Honey Carder's 4yr old Honey Carder's 4yr old   See fewer
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J. David Wayne
Stage Hand Stage Hand   See fewer
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Brad Baker
Bar Patron (uncredited) Bar Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cara Giallanza
Girl at Party (uncredited) Girl at Party (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kirk Hunter
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John Edwin Shaw
Manager (uncredited) Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cab Driver (uncredited) Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.4 / 10 | 462 votes