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Writer-director Del Shores serves up a heaping helping of Southern-fried comic melodrama in this adaptation of his own play about infidelity, country & western music, and Airstream trailers. When their sister dies, Latrelle (Bonnie Bedelia), LaVonda (Ann Walker), and Sissy (Beth Grant) plan her funeral -- an unenviable task, considering that they must carefully hide the deceased's affair with amputee G.W. (Beau Bridges) from his wife, the vindictive Noleta (Delta Burke). Meanwhile, the trio has to come to terms with two cases of sexual orientation: Latrelle's openly gay soap-opera star son Ty (Kirk Geiger), whose sexuality she continues to deny; and their only brother, Boy (Leslie Jordan), who's serving a sentence in a mental ward for his adamant belief that he is actually country & western legend Tammy Wynette. Playing an aspiring singer-songwriter, Olivia Newton-John turns up to provide the film with the occasional musical interlude. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

  • Release date:May 25, 2000

Cast

Newell Alexander
as Wardell Owens
Rosemary Alexander
as Dr. Eve Bollinger
Bonnie Bedelia
as Latrelle Williamson
Beau Bridges
as G. W. Nethercott
Earl Bullock
as Ty Williamson
Delta Burke
as Noleta Nethercott
Kirk Geiger
as Ty Williamson
Beth Grant
as Sissy Hickey
Sarah Hunley
as Juanita Bartlett
Leslie Jordan
as Brother Boy "Earl" Ingram
Olivia Newton-John
as Bitsy Mae Harling
Ann Walker
as LaVonda Dupree
Terry Brannon
Mitch Carter
Mary Margaret Lewis
Lorna Scott

Crew

Del Shores
Director
Sharyn Lane
Producer
J. Todd Harris
Producer
Victoria Alonso
Producer
Max CiVon
Producer
Del Shores
Play Author
Del Shores
Screenwriter
Max CiVon
Cinematographer
George S. Clinton
Composer (Music Score)
Ed Marx
Editor
Steve Cubine
Production Designer
Steve Cubine
Art Director
Reuben Jacobs
Co-producer
Linda Katzen Swartz
Co-producer
Matt Gohd
Co-producer
William Edward Phipps
Co-producer
Scott J. Jones
Co-producer
George Conda
Co-producer
Steve Cubine
Associate Producer
James Echerd
Associate Producer
Monica Deeter
Associate Producer
James Echerd
Costume Designer
Paula Avazian
Costume Designer
Gail Carroll-Coe
Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Gravenor
Sound/Sound Designer
Brian Terwilliger
First Assistant Director
Ferne Cassel
Casting
Annette Venson
Casting
James Echerd
Assistant Location Manager
Gary Krivacek
Supervising Sound Editor
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