Honkytonk Man

directed by Clint Eastwood
List(s):"Movie One"
Category: "Musical"
Year of Release:1982
Date Added:12/31/2014
Date Watched:05/30/2015
Description:Red Stovall (Clint Eastwood), a drunk country singer with TB gets an invitation to audition for the Grand Ole Opry. On the way to Nashville, he stops at his sister's house in Oklahoma. The family has been wiped out by the dust bowl and the Depression and are about to head to California. Red convinces them to let his nephew Whit (Kyle Eastwood) come along as his driver. Along the way, the pick up a young woman with drams of being a star but no talent. When the finally arrive, Red is too sick to sing on the Opry, but a record producer hears him and makes him a deal to cut a record. Red manages to record several songs before he dies. He starts getting radio play the day of his funeral. Whit takes off for California to join his family.
My Rating:5

Reviews for Honkytonk Man

Review - Honkytonk Man

A sad movie about a sad man. Clint's character in this film has few morals and doesn't mind corrupting his nephew. Kyle Eastwood doesn't act. He just stands and stares. He got coaching from Clint's girlfriend at the time, Sondra Locke, which explains a lot. Clint does his own singing, but I wasn't impressed.
Back to the list