Bound for Glory Poster

Release Date: November 9th, 2001

DVD Release Date: February 29th, 2000

PG|2 hr 27 min

Plot Summary
The Dust Bowl overtakes his native Oklahoma in the early 1930s, and struggling young musician Woody Guthrie (David Carradine) leaves his wife, Mary (Melinda Dillon), to join the great westward migration to southern California. When he meets singer and union agitator Ozark Bule (Ronny Cox), Guthrie finds his populist political voice -- but at the expense of his personal life. Director Hal Ashby adapted this biopic from Guthrie's 1943 autobiography of the same title.

Cast: David Carradine, Ronny Cox, Melinda Dillon, Gail Strickland, John Lehne, Randy Quaid, Elizabeth Macey, Susan Vaill

Director: Hal Ashby

Genres: Biography

Production Co: United Artists

Keywords: 1930s, 1940s, Transformation, Underdog, Wife


Nominated Best Picture
Winner Music (Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Adaptation Score)
Winner Cinematography
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama