Sweet Dreams

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Jessica Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country music singer who died in a tragic plane crash at the height of her fame.


Jessica Lange
as Patsy Cline
Ed Harris
as Charlie Dick
Gary Basaraba
as Woodhouse
Caitlin Kelch
as Sylvia Hensley
Robert L. Dasch
as John Hensley
Courtney Parker
as Older Julie
Colton Edwards
as Baby Randy
Holly Filler
as Madrine
Bruce Kirby
as Arthur Godfrey
Jerry Haynes
as Owen Bradley
Kenneth White
as Big Bill Newley
Stonewall Jackson
as Announcer at Grand Ol' Opry
Boxcar Willie
as Old Man in Jail
Richard Kidney
as TV Technician
Bruno Kirby
as Arthur Godfrey
Tony Frank
as Bartender
Charles Walker
as Cowboy Copas
Frank Knapp Jr
as Hawkshaw Hawkins
Richard J. Kidney
as TV Technician
Jack Slater
as Recording Engineer
Missy Proulx
as Girlfriend at Fair
Aleda Pope
as Girlfriend at Fair
Carlton Cuse
as Sergeant
John E. Davis
as Skip Cartmill
Toni Sawyer
as Baby Nurse
Robert Rothwell
as Plastic Surgeon
Patricia Allison
as Surgery Nurse
John M. Smarr
as Guitarist
Curtis Young
as Singer/Guitarist
Michael David Black
as Singer/Guitarist
Don Warden
as Steel Guitarist
Stoney Jackson
as Announcer at Grand Ol' Opry
Douglas B. Green
as Opry Singer
Gary W. Pigg
as Opry Singer
Paul W. Crisman
as Opry Singer
Fred LaBour
as Opry Singer
Fred Paul Tenley
as Electric Guitarist
Odie Palmer
as Electric Guitarist
Walter Caton
as Fiddler
William D. Byrd
as Bass in Patsy's Band
Jimmy Mack Hodge Jr.
as Steel Guitar in Krackers Band
Irv Cox
as Studio Musician
Peter Robert Grant
as Studio Musician
Jim Norman
as Studio Musician
William Landers
as Studio Musician
Jimmy Vann
as Studio Musician
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Critic Reviews for Sweet Dreams

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (2)

  • But the resulting film is scattershot, always skirting the surface, never digging deep enough, runnning through events as if it was a TV movie racing ahead to the next commercial break.

    Dec 11, 2018 | Full Review…
  • "Sweet Dreams" doesn't draw you in the way, say, "Coal Miner's Daughter" (the story of Loretta Lynn) did, but it does entertain.

    Jan 3, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Lange and Harris, dangerously well-matched, give us lovers whom only success could sunder.

    Jan 3, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Clearly the coal miner's daughter's cousin by both birthright and ambition, Sweet Dreams upholds the family honor quite well.

    Mar 26, 2009 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

    Top Critic
  • The two main performances are excellent: Lange plays the singer without a hint of condescension to her dreams of 'a big house with yellow roses', while Harris is persuasively menacing, with an inventively foul mouth.

    Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…

    Geoff Andrew

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Miss Lange makes herself a perfect physical extension of the vibrant, changeable, enormously expressive woman who can be heard on these recordings.

    May 20, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Sweet Dreams

  • Apr 24, 2014
    Someone recently told me that Jessica Lange has trouble acting. This and Frances prove the opposite. Lange is tremendous as Patsy Cline.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Apr 05, 2007
    jessica lange is wonderful as always and ed harris is fine also but the real gem performance is ann wedgeworth as the mother
    jay n Super Reviewer

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