Tender Mercies Poster

Release Date: May 15th, 1995

DVD Release Date: June 22nd, 1999

PG|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Betty Buckley, Wilford Brimley, Ellen Barkin, Allan Hubbard, Lenny von Dohlen, Paul Gleason

Director: Bruce Beresford

Genres: Drama

Production Co: EMI Films Ltd.

Keywords: Family, Engaging, 1980s, Son, Small town, Love, Touching, Daughter


Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Music (Original Song)
Winner Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Picture