Tender mercies

United States, 1982

Film
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A compassionate love story tracing the relationship between a burnt-out country and western star and a young widow he meets in a Texas motel. His past is littered with the spoils of fame and scarred by alcoholism, two broken marriages and a painful descent from stardom so that he lacks confidence in relationships and has a low opinion of himself and others. The widow and her young son help him to rebuild his life and to appreciate the healing power of affection. Stars Robert Duvall and Tess Harper.

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Credits

production company

EMI/Parlophone

Antron Media

co-producer

Horton Foote

Robert Duvall

director

Bruce Beresford

Duration

01:27:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1982

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

325011

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q1113987

TMDB-Movie

42121

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