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Honkytonk Man Details


Clint Eastwood put his tough-guy image on hold for this personal project, which follows a musician taking one final chance at the big time. Red Stovall (Eastwood) is a would-be country singer who has been bouncing around the margins of the music business for years. With nowhere in particular to go, Red arrives at the failing Oklahoma farm of his sister for an extended visit, where her son Whit (Kyle Eastwood) quickly bonds with his uncle. However, it's obvious that Red is in very poor health, drinking heavily and breathing with difficulty, and when Red is invited to audition for the Grand Old Opry in Nashville, Whit tags along for the road trip to keep an eye on his ailing uncle. En route, Red and Whit are joined by Whit's grandfather (John McIntire) and another hopeful vocalist, Marlene (Alexa Kenin), who like Red is chasing her own dreams of stardom on the Opry. Clint Eastwood performed his own vocals and guitar work for Honkytonk Man, and a number of Nashville legends appear in cameo roles, including Marty Robbins, Porter Wagoner, Ray Price, Merle Travis, and Johnny Gimble. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


Clint Eastwood
as Red Stovall
Kyle Eastwood
as Whit
John McIntire
as Grandpa
Alexa Kenin
as Marlene
Verna Bloom
as Emmy
Matt Clark
as Virgil
Barry Corbin
as Arnspriger
Joe Regalbuto
as Henry Axle
Tim Thomerson
as Highway Patrolman
Frank Reinhard
John Russell
as Jack Wade
Glenn Wright
Susan Arnold
Roy Jenson
as Dub
George Orrison
Kelsie Blades
Jim Boelsen
as Junior
Merle Travis
Jerry Hardin
as Snuffy
Gary Grubbs
as Jim Bob
Johnny Gimble
as Bob Wills
Hugh Warden
Macon McCalman
as Dr. Hines
Tracey Walter
as Pooch
Rozelle Gayle
Bob Ferrera
as Eldest Son
Bette Ford
as Lulu
Shelly West
as Singer at Grand Ole Opry
Rebecca Clemons
as Belle
Phyllis Huffman
Susan Peretz
as Miss Maud
DeForest Covan
David Frizzell
as Singer at Grand Ole Opry
Charles Cyphers
as Stubbs
Marty Robbins
as Smoky
Lloyd Nelson
Robert V. Barron
as Undertaker


Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
Clancy Carlile
Clancy Carlile
Book Author
Bruce Surtees
Steve Dorff
Composer (Music Score)
Michael Kelly
Joel Cox
Ferris Webster
Edward C. Carfagno
Production Designer
Steve Perry
Production Designer
Fritz Manes
Executive Producer