Coal Miner's Daughter

Synopsis: At only thirteen years of age, Loretta Webb marries Doolittle Lynn and is soon responsible for a sizeable family. Loretta appears destined to a life of homemaking, but Doolittle recognises his wife's musical talent, and buys her a guitar as an anniversary present one year. At eighteen, the mother of four children and busy housewife still finds time to write and sing songs at small fairs and local honky-tonks. This gift sets Loretta Lynn on the gruelling, tumultuous path to superstardom and country music greatness.
Director(s): Michael Apted
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 13 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.5
Metacritic:
87
Rotten Tomatoes:
88%
PG
Year:
1980
124 min
525 Views


I'm talking about

real money, Doo.

Business is good, you see. I'm selling

more whiskey than I can make.

But I heard you'd

been stealing some

from the boys

over in Greasy Creek.

Oh, just when

I run shy of my own.

I'm fixing to make me another

run on Greasy Creek, Doo.

You got that jeep.

You know how to use a gun

and you can use you a job.

I'll go 50-50 with you.

Doo, if you're born in the

mountains, you got three choices,

coal mine, moonshine

or moving on down the line.

(COUNTRY MUSIC

PLAYING ON RADIO)

MAN:
(SINGING) I'm walkin'

the floor over you

I can't sleep a wink,

that is true

Herman, get your feet off!

Turn the radio off.

We can't afford no new batteries.

You got one of your bad

headaches again, Daddy?

Ted, you want me to mix

you up some medicine?

It don't do no good.

It'll pass.

What you see in

them grounds, Mommy?

TED:
Loretty,

take the baby, hon.

I see a woman crying.

Looks to me like a man crying, too.

Who are they?

TED:
Loretty.

(GRUNTS)

LORETTA:
What are they

crying about, Mommy?

Take the baby out

and rock her, Loretty.

Bad times is a-coming.

Well, we don't need no

fortune-teller to know that.

(SINGING)

In the pines, in the pines

Where the sun never shines

And I shiver

when the cold wind blows

The longest train

I ever saw

Was on that Georgia line

The purtiest boy

I ever saw

Was on that caboose behind

In the pines...

(GUNSHOT)

(GRUNTS)

Good thing you wasn't

still working for him, son.

You'd be laying there

aside him.

I know that, Daddy.

Course if you had have

been working for him,

at least you'd have

been working somewhere.

(PLAYING BLUEGRASS MUSIC)

(CROWD CLAPPING RHYTHMICALLY)

(MUSIC STOPS)

WOMAN:
You're out.

That's all right, sweetheart,

you did fine.

(MUSIC RESUMES)

Get up and dance!

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Thomas Rickman

Thomas Rickman (8 June 1776 – 4 January 1841), was an English architect and architectural antiquary who was a major figure in the Gothic Revival. He is particularly remembered for his Attempt to Discriminate the Styles of English Architecture (1817), which established the basic chronological classification and terminology that are still in widespread use for the different styles of English medieval ecclesiastical architecture. more…

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