Honkytonk Man

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Released 1982

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Director:
Clint Eastwood
Released:
1982
Rating:
PG
Honkytonk Man is the story of a down-on-his-luck country music singer named Red Stovall (Clint Eastwood). Set in Depression-era Oklahoma, with the Dust Bowl raging around them, Red, his nephew, Whit (Kyle Eastwood) and the boy's grandfather (John McIntire), set off on a pilgrimage to Nashville so Red can live out his dream of performing at the Grand Ole Opry. Slowly dying of tuberculosis which he hides from his family, Red has a limited time to make good on his dreams. Along the way, they encounter all sorts of shenanigans from Red being arrested for stealing chickens to picking up a hitchhiker named Marlene (Alexa Kenin). Honkytonk Man is a road trip comedy that provides a family bonding experience despite the harsh Depression-era conditions that have plagued their daily lives. Can Red fight off his disease long enough to make his dreams come true? Will Whit learn some life lessons about becoming a man from his grandfather and uncle?

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Classics, 80s, Musicals