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FULL SYNOPSIS

The struggle of a has-been singer to work his way back up the charts is the focus of this drama by Robert M. Young with screenplay and music by Paul Simon. Simon plays Jonah, a once-popular singer who now opens for punk rock bands. In the ten years since he had a hit song, Jonah's wife has divorced him, but he still sees his young son as often as he can. With his record company on his back to come up with something that sells, Jonah begins to compromise his own talent when he listens to the advice of a trendy producer. Whether or not he can straighten out his personal life and steer his own ship may depend on his ability to trust his own judgment and adjust to the changing times. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast

Paul Simon
as Jonah
Blair Brown
as Marion
Rip Torn
as Walter Fox
Joan Hackett
as Lonnie Fox
Mare Winningham
as Modeena Dandridge
Lou Reed
as Steve Kunelian
Steve Gadd
as Danny Duggin
Eric Gale
as Lee-Andrew Parker
Tony Levin
as John DiBatista
Richard Tee
as Clarence Franklin
Harry Shearer
as Bernie Wepner
Tiny Tim
Lisa Carlson
as Groupie
Kate Pierson
as Member of the B-52's
Jordan Cael
as Lee Perry
Susan Forristal
as Cal's Girl Friend
Merv Griffin
as Acappella Singer
Allen Garfield
as Cal van Damp
Glenn Scarpelli
as Acappella Singer
Sameen Tarighati
as Groupie
Patti Austin
as Back-up Singer
Daniel Stern
as Hare Krishna
Carol Levy
as Receptionist

Crew

Robert M. Young
Director
Michael Tannen
Producer
Paul Simon
Screenwriter
Dick Bush
Cinematographer
Paul Simon
Composer (Music Score)
Barry Malkin
Editor
David Ray
Editor
Ed Beyer
Editor
Woods Mackintosh
Production Designer
Michael Hausman
Co-producer
Justin Scoppa
Set Designer
Larry Jost
Sound/Sound Designer
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