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.

Credits

director

Bruce Beresford

co-producer

Robert Duvall

Horton Foote

production company

Antron Media

EMI/Parlophone

Language

English

Duration

01:27:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

36798

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Farm life - United States

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Romance

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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