Songwriter Poster

Release Date: 1984

DVD Release Date: June 22nd, 2004

R|1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary
Doc Jenkins (Willie Nelson) is a country music star who's become fed up with the industry. With some help from Blackie Buck (Kris Kristofferson), his old partner, and Gilda (Lesley Ann Warren), a rising star he's been mentoring, he tries to get back at Rodeo Rocky (Richard Sarafian), a ruthless promoter who's swindled him out of the publishing rights to his songs. Doc also sets out to get back together with his kindly ex-wife, Honey (Melinda Dillon).

Cast: Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Melinda Dillon, Rip Torn, Lesley Ann Warren, Mickey Raphael, Rhonda Dotson, Allen Smithee

Director: Alan Rudolph

Genres: Musical

Keywords: Emotional, Friend, Transformation, 1980s, Lighthearted, Revenge, Charming, Rivalry


Nominated Music (Original Song Score)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture