Tender Mercies

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  • PG
Down-on-his-luck country singer Mac Sledge (Robert Duvall) has nowhere to turn when he wakes up in a motel, short on cash. So he takes a job from Rosa Lee (Tess Harper), the kindly widow who runs the place. Mac begins to fall for Rosa, who helps him... read more
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Down-on-his-luck country singer Mac Sledge (Robert Duvall) has nowhere to turn when he wakes up in a motel, short on cash. So he takes a job from Rosa Lee (Tess Harper), the kindly widow who runs the place. Mac begins to fall for Rosa, who helps him confront his drinking, and also finds an unexpected bond with Rosa's young son (Allan Hubbard). When the opportunity for a career comeback surfaces, Mac must choose between his new life and the life he let slip through his hands.

Original Release

03/04/1983

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Cast

Betty Buckley Dixie
Ellen Barkin Sue Anne
Robert Duvall Mac Sledge
Tess Harper Rosa Lee
Wilford Brimley Harry
Allan Hubbard Sonny
Lenny Von Dohlen Robert (as Lenny Von Dohlen)
Paul Gleason Reporter
Michael Crabtree Lewis Menefee
Norman Bennett Reverend Hotchkiss
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Directors

Bruce Beresford

Writers

Horton Foote

Cast

Betty Buckley Dixie
Ellen Barkin Sue Anne
Robert Duvall Mac Sledge
Tess Harper Rosa Lee
Wilford Brimley Harry
Allan Hubbard Sonny
Lenny Von Dohlen Robert (as Lenny Von Dohlen)
Paul Gleason Reporter
Michael Crabtree Lewis Menefee
Norman Bennett Reverend Hotchkiss
Andrew Scott Hollon Larue
Helena Humann Woman with Groceries
Rick Murray Jake - Slater Mill Boys Member
Stephen Funchess Bertie - Slater Mill Boys Member
Glen Fleming Steve - Slater Mill Boys Member
James Aaron Henry - Slater Mill Boys Member
Jerry Biggs Man in Bar
Sheila Bird Concessionaire
Robert E. Blackburn III Boy at Dance
Eli Cummins Doorman

Producers

Editors

William M. Anderson

1984 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1984 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Won
1984 Oscar Best Director Nominated
1984 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Won
1984 Oscar Best Music, Original Song Nominated
1984 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1984 Golden Globe Best Director - Motion Picture Nominated
1984 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Won
1984 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Nominated
1984 Golden Globe Best Original Song - Motion Picture Nominated
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