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67 Ratings


Directed by Daryl Duke
United States, 1973


A cynical look at the life of a not so nice country-western singer, played by Rip Torn in one of his most memorable performances. He ruthlessly manipulates everyone around him to suit his selfish needs, and even gets his limo driver to take the blame for the death of a fan which he stabbed.

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Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1973 | Directors' Fortnight

Writers Guild of America

1974 | Nominee: Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen (Screen)

National Society of Film Critics Awards

1974 | Winner: Richard and Hilda Rosenthal Foundation Award

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