Raggedy Man Poster

Release Date: 1981

DVD Release Date: December 28th, 2004

PG|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
While World War II rages overseas, a divorced mother of two, Nita Longley (Sissy Spacek), struggles to makes ends meet as a telephone operator in small-town Texas. As the subject of disdainful gossip due to her divorce, Nita faces a lonely existence of ostracism, where only the unscrupulous approach her -- often with ill intent. When she befriends Teddy (Eric Roberts), a sailor on leave, her situation improves, but he's soon sent to war. Once again, Nita must face her plight alone.

Cast: Sissy Spacek, Eric Roberts, Sam Shepard, William Sanderson, Tracey Walter, R. G. Armstrong, Henry Thomas, Carey Hollis Jr.

Director: Jack Fisk

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Quest, Son, Friendship, Emotional, Underdog, Family, Mother, Love interest, 1940s, Dark, Small town


Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama