Songwriter (1984)

Songwriter (1984)

Taglines: Willie and Kris on the road – sharing music…raising hell!

The film concerns Doc Jenkins, (Willie Nelson), a country and western composer and the devious tricks he employs to extricate himself from his legal entanglement with a Nashville gangster entrepreneur who takes all the profits from his songs.

Fed up with life touring, and making no money from recordings of his music, Doc has turned to managing the career of his old singing partner Blackie Buck, (Kris Kristofferson). Doc takes a further client – a woman singer, Gilda, (Lesley Ann Warren). He wants to get back with his ex-wife Honey (Melinda Dillon). He wants solid ground beneath his feet again.

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Songwriter (1984)

Directed by: Alan Rudolph
Starring: Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Melinda Dillon, Rip Torn, Lesley Ann Warren, Mickey Raphael, Rhonda Dotson, Shannon Wilcox
Screenplay by: Bud Shrake
Production Design by: Joel Schiller
Cinematography by: Matthew F. Leonetti
Film Editing by: Stephen Lovejoy, George A. Martin, Stuart H. Pappé
Costume Design by: Kathleen Gore-Misko, Ernest Misko
Set Decoration by: Barbara Krieger
Music by: Larry Cansler
Distributed by: TriStar Pictures
Release Date: October 14, 1984