Tender Mercies

Tender Mercies

Robert Duvall
Director: Bruce Beresford Cast: Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
, Tess Harper
Tess Harper
, Allan Hubbard
Allan Hubbard
Bruce Beresford

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Mac Sledge (Robert Duvall), a once-famous country western singer, wakes up broke, alone and hung over in a tiny Texas motel run by widowed Rosa Lee (Tess Harper). Having nowhere else to go, Sledge takes a job at the motel, and through the kindness and faith of Rosa he changes his self-destructive ways. He marries Rosa (after he's baptized at her urging) and becomes a father/pal to her son (Allan Hubbard). Given an opportunity to make a comeback, Sledge considers leaving his new family behind, but after a reunion with his own unhappy daughter (Ellen Barkin), he vows never again to ruin anyone else's life. A simple story simply told, Tender Mercies is a warm, persuasive tale of redemption, with Robert Duvall giving one of his finest performances. Also appearing is Betty Buckley as Duvall's ex-wife, a Dolly Parton-type country star, and Wilford Brimley as Duvall's former manager.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/11/2020
UPC: 0738329249014
Original Release: 1983
Rating: PG
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 1:32:00
Sales rank: 5,336

Special Features

Audio Commentary by Film Critic and Author Simon Abrams; Miracles and Mercies: Documentary featuring interviews with stars Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Allan Hubbard, Director Bruce Beresford and Writer/Co-Producer Horton Foote; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Duvall Mac Sledge
Tess Harper Rosa Lee
Allan Hubbard Sonny
Betty Buckley Dixie
Ellen Barkin Sue Anne
Wilford Brimley Harry
Michael Crabtree Lewis Menefee
Lenny Von Dohlen Robert Dennis
James Aaron Henry
Ricky Murray Jake
Ray LePere Man in Bar
Robert E. Blackburn Boy at Dance
Berkley H. Garrett Men at Dixie's House
Paul Gleason Reporter
Norman Bennett Rev. Hotchkiss
Andrew Scott Hollon LaRue
Glen Fleming Steve
Jerry Biggs Man at Bar
Eli Cummins Doorman
Tony Frank Man at Motel
Helena Humann Woman with Groceries
Barbara Jones Country Woman
Jerry Jones Country Man
Harlan Jordan Walter
Robert Stewart Concessionaire

Technical Credits
Bruce Beresford Director
William M. Anderson Editor
Russell Boyd Cinematographer
George Dreyfus Score Composer
Robert Duvall Co-producer
Horton Foote Co-producer,Screenwriter
Bobby Hart Score Composer
Philip Hobel Producer
Mary-Ann Hobel Associate Producer
Daniel May Set Decoration/Design
Elizabeth McBride Costumes/Costume Designer
Jeannine Oppewall Production Designer
Shari Rhodes Casting
Austin Roberts Songwriter
Richard Luke Rothschild Asst. Director

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