I Saw the Light

Synopsis: The story of the country-western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his rise to fame and its tragic effect on his health and personal life.
123 min

As long as the sun is in the sky...

Hey, Williams!

You sound like a billy goat,

and so does she.

Sit down!

Sit down, you horse's ass.

When the sun goes down

Oh, the blues come around...

You skinny little shit!

When my wife wakes up,

she listens to you on the damn radio.

If she's listening tomorrow morning,

I'm gonna beat the hell out of her.

Well, partner, why don't you

just turn the damn thing off?

That's why they put knobs on it.

Wait, no!

Get off him!

- Get off!

- Get off!

Get off! Get off!

You need to control yourself, sir!


Are you okay?

I'm fine, I'm fine.

I'm good.

You are late.

No, no, no.


I know I birthed you, Hank.

I was there.

But where you came from

and how you got what you got

and why you got it,

I swear, nobody knows that.

Except maybe the Lord.


She's gonna be pissed about this.

You think I care?

Shoot. I'm doing everybody

at the station a favor.

That woman hasn't got a clue

who the star is around here.

And I haven't been driving you

all over the state for 10 years,

booking joints and schoolhouses,

to see her swoop in

like she is the Queen of England.

Know why you and Audrey don't get along?

One of you is afraid the other's gonna

beat her to my pocket when I get drunk.

That's a hurtful thing to say, son.

Yeah, I'm just whupped, that's all.

I wish that was all.

When's the last time you ate?

Can't recall.

Is your back sore?

It's fine.

If you want to be sure

you're getting the tops in quality

when you buy gas...

Hi, Laura.

Hey, Hank.

- How you doing?

- Good. How are you?

Now, you never write, you never call.

- What'd I do?

- Look, Hank, I got to get these to the office.

You got to go? Well, I'll see you soon.

Bye, Hank.

I'll miss you.

Hi, boys.

- Morning, boss.

- Howdy, Hank.

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Marc Abraham

Marc Abraham is an American film producer, director, and former president of Strike Entertainment, a production company he launched in early 2002 with a multi-year, first look arrangement with Universal Pictures. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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