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FULL SYNOPSIS

Following 24 characters through 5 days in the country music capital, Robert Altman's 1975 epic presents a complexly textured portrayal (and critique) of American obsessions with celebrity and power. Among the various stars, aspirants, hangers-on, observers, and media folk are politically ambitious country icon Haven Hamilton (Henry Gibson) and his fragile star protegée Barbara Jean (Ronee Blakley); Tom (Keith Carradine), a self-absorbed rock star who woos lonely married gospel singer Linnea Reese (Lily Tomlin); Sueleen Gay (Gwen Welles), a talentless waitress painfully humiliated at her first singing gig; Albuquerque (Barbara Harris), a runaway wife with dreams of stardom; nightclub owner Lady Pearl (Barbara Baxley), who reminisces about "those Kennedy boys"; single-minded groupie L.A. Joan (Shelley Duvall); vapid BBC commentator Opal (Geraldine Chaplin); and campaign guru John Triplette (Michael Murphy), who is trying to organize a concert rally for the unseen but always heard populist presidential candidate-cum-demagogue Hal Phillip Walker. Everything comes to a head during a climactic concert at Nashville's replica of the Parthenon temple, as the entertainment-hungry audience is momentarily woken out of its stupor by unexpected violence, only to be lulled into a restorative sing-along to "It Don't Worry Me." ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

  • Release date:June 11, 1975

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Richard Portman Best Soundtrack 1975 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Barbara Harris Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1975 Nominee
National Society of Film Critics Henry Gibson Best Supporting Actor 1975 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Henry Gibson Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1975 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Geraldine Chaplin Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1975 Nominee
National Society of Film Critics Lily Tomlin Best Supporting Actress 1975 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Lily Tomlin Best Supporting Actress 1975 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Lily Tomlin Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1975 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Lily Tomlin New Star of the Year - Female 1975 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lily Tomlin Best Supporting Actress 1975 Nominee
National Board of Review Robert Altman Best Director 1975 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Robert Altman Best Director 1975 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Robert Altman Best Director 1975 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Robert Altman Best Director 1975 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Robert Altman Best Director 1975 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Robert Altman Best Director 1975 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Robert Altman Best Picture 1975 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Joan Tewkesbury Best Screenplay 1975 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Joan Tewkesbury Best Screenplay 1975 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Keith Carradine Best Original Song 1975 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Keith Carradine Best Song 1975 Winner
National Board of Review Ronee Blakley Best Supporting Actress 1975 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Ronee Blakley Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1975 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Ronee Blakley New Star of the Year - Female 1975 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ronee Blakley Best Supporting Actress 1975 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Chris McLaughlin Best Soundtrack 1975 Winner

Cast

Henry Gibson
as Haven Hamilton
Barbara Baxley
as Lady Pearl
Ned Beatty
as Delbert Reese
Karen Black
as Connie White
Ronee Blakley
as Barbara Jean
Lily Tomlin
as Linnea Reese
Keith Carradine
as Tom Frank
Geraldine Chaplin
as Opal
Robert DoQui
as Wade
Shelley Duvall
as L.A. Joan
Allen Garfield
as Barnett
David Arkin
as Norman Chauffeur
Scott Glenn
as Pfc. Glenn Kelly
Jeff Goldblum
as Tricycle Man
Barbara Harris
as Albuquerque
David Hayward
as Kenny Fraiser
Michael Murphy
as Triplette
Cristina Raines
as Mary
Bert Remsen
as Star
Gwen Welles
as Sueleen Gay
Keenan Wynn
as Mr. Green
Richard Baskin
as Piano Player
Donna Denton
as Donna Reese
Merle Kilgore
as Bar Owner
Carol McGinnis
as Jewel
Sheila Bailey
as Smokey Mountain Laurel
Patti Bryant
as Smokey Mountein Laurel
Jonnie Barnett
as Himself
Sue Barton
as Herself
Susan Anspach
Lauren Hutton
Dave Peel
as Bud Hamilton
Allan Nicholls
as Bill
Elliott Gould
as Himself
Julie Christie
as Herself
Allan Nicholls
as Bill
Elliott Gould
as Himself
Dave Peel
as Bud Hamilton

Crew

Robert Altman
Director
Robert Altman
Producer
Martin Starger
Producer
Jerry Weintraub
Producer
Joan Tewkesbury
Screenwriter
Richard Baskin
Musical Direction/Supervision
Richard Baskin
Composer (Music Score)
Keith Carradine
Composer (Music Score)
Dennis M. Hill
Editor
Sid Levin
Editor
Scott Bushnell
Associate Producer
Scott Bushnell
Costume Designer
Richard Portman
Sound/Sound Designer
Chris McLaughlin
Sound/Sound Designer
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