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Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)

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DVD Release Date
 R1: May 6, 2003
 R2: 18 Aug 2003

MPAA Rating
PG

Running Time
2 hours, 5 minutes

Country USA

Studio Universal

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Other Titles
• Coal Miner's Daughter
• Nashville Lady (1980)



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Genre: Drama, Musical, Biography, Tear Jerker, Marriage

Plot: The story of Loretta Lynn, COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER charts the rise of the queen of country music from her upbringing in backwoods Appalachia to stardom at the Grand Ole Opry. One of eight children, she married at age 13 and was a mother of four at age 20. Shy and naive, she was pushed into music by her husband, Doolittle, who gave her a guitar instead of a ring for their wedding, in what was to be a career that also tracked her complicated relationship with this man. His strengths helped her create numerous hit singles, but his weaknesses inspired such immortal songs as "You Ain't Woman Enough to Take My Man." Sissy Spacek won an Oscar for her virtuoso performance, mimicking Lynn's voice nearly perfectly, while Beverly D'Angelo solidly impersonates Patsy Cline; unlike other music biographies, this film features both actors using their own voices in the singing scenes. Country music legend Ernest Tubb also makes a cameo. For director Michael Apted, COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER is one in a series of films--AGATHA, GORILLAS IN THE MIST, and NELL--he has made about strong, eccentric women.

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 Directed by
Michael Apted
The World Is Not Enough, Nell, Enough
 Written by
Loretta Lynn
Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story
Thomas Rickman
Bless the Child, Tuesdays with Morrie, Everybody's All-American
 Cast
Sissy Spacek
JFK, The Straight Story, The Ring Two
Tommy Lee Jones
Men in Black, The Fugitive, JFK
Beverly D'Angelo
American History X, Christmas Vacation, Vacation
Levon Helm
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