Coal Miner's Daughter

United States, 1980

Film
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Based on the autobiography of the same name by country and western legend Loretta Lynn, the film traces her beginnings in the Appalachia backwoods, her marriage when still a child, and her eventual arrival in Nashville. From there she launches her career and becomes one of America’s most successful recording artists. The film is notable for its evocative depiction of poverty in the Deep South, and the winning portrayal of Lynn by Sissy Spacek (who won an Academy Award for her role). Cast also includes Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm and Beverly D’Angelo in a cameo as Patsy Cline. The soundtrack features a selection of country and western classics.

Credits

director

Michael Apted

producer

Bernard Schwartz

production company

Universal Pictures

Language

English

Duration

02:04:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37280

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Academy awards (Motion pictures)

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Biographical films

Biographical

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artists - Biography

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Feminism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Poverty

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Music & Performing Arts → Country music

Music & Performing Arts → Lynn, Loretta

Music & Performing Arts → Singers - Biography

Music & Performing Arts → Women musicians

People → Artists - Biography

People → Biographical films

People → Lynn, Loretta

People → Singers - Biography

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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