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Honeysuckle Rose (1980)

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After displaying his easygoing charm in a number of television appearances and a showy supporting role in The Electric Horseman, Willie Nelson scored his first leading role in this romantic comedy-drama in which he (appropriately enough) plays a musician. Buck Bonham (Nelson) is a country singer/songwriter with a loyal following in his native Texas and the neighboring Western states. However, Buck hasn't yet had the hit record that would make him a star nationwide; in the meantime, Buck and his band keep up a busy tour schedule, much to the annoyance of his wife, Viv (Dyan Cannon), and son, Jamie (Joey Floyd), who would like to see Buck at home every once in a while. As Buck wonders if he should press on with his musical career or call it quits, his close friend and longtime guitarist Garland Ramsey (Slim Pickens) announces he's retiring, and suggests a good replacement -- his daughter, Lily (Amy Irving). Lily had a crush on Buck as a child, and now as a full-grown and very beautiful woman, her infatuation has only increased with time. Consequently, Buck must choose between Viv and Lily as well as his home and his career. Honeysuckle Rose was written specifically for Nelson, and his character bears more than a passing similarity to Willie and his life before the album Red Headed Stranger made him a star; the film also earned Nelson an Academy Award nomination for the film's theme song, "On the Road Again." ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Cast

Willie Nelson
as Buck Bonham
Dyan Cannon
as Viv Bonham
Amy Irving
as Lily Ramsey
Slim Pickens
as Garland Ramsey
Pepe Serna
as Rooster
T. Snake
as Snake
Johnny Gimble
as Reunion Band Member
Frank Stewart
as Dorsey Lee
LuBelle Camp
as Grandma Bonham
A.L. Camp
as Grandpa Bonham
Jackie Ezzell
as Country Girl
Centa Boyd
as Woman at Party
Cara Kanak
as Woman at Party
Augie Myers
as Stage Manager
Robert Gotschall
as Store Clerk
Mary Jane Valle
as Airline Clerk
Sam Allred
as Contractor
Boy Baty
as Carpenter
John Meadows
as Carpenter
Dick Gimble
as Reunion Band Member
Maurice Anderson
as Reunion Band Member
Ray D. Hollingsworth
as Reunion Band Member
Bill Mounce
as Reunion Band Member
Kenny Frazier
as Reunion Band Member
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Critic Reviews for Honeysuckle Rose

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Honeysuckle Rose is built upon the excellent music of Willie Nelson and Dyan Cannon's appealing performance.

January 29, 2004 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Honeysuckle Rose

Willie Nelson, Dyan Cannon, Amy Irving & Slim Pickens star in the story of road life with country music star, Buck Bonham. Fun movie with a great soundtrack.

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