Producer-director Robert Altman mixes equal amounts of music and politics in a multi-layered slice of America that follows 5 days leading up to a political rally for Replacement Party candidate Hal Phillip Walker and along the way we see the lives of 24 characters made up of various stars, aspirants, hangers-on, observers, and media folk. Among them are the politically ambitious country icon Haven Hamilton and his protegee Barbara Jean, who is both the sweetheart of Nashville and on the verge of a nervous breakdown; Linnea, a lonely married gospel singer who strays from the Lord when she's wooed by Tom, a self-absorbed folk rock singer with a wandering eye; Tom's musical partners, Bill and Mary whose marriage is tested when Mary starts sleeping with Tom; Sueleen, a talentless waitress who'd risk humiliation to have a moment in the spotlight; Albuquerque (aka Winifred) who dreams of stardom...even if she has to run away from her husband, Star; and the daffy documentarian, Opal who clings to celebrities and claims to work for the BBC. Nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture and winning one for the song "I'm Easy" written and performed by Keith Carradine. Written by Joan Tewkesbury.

Cast of Characters

David Arkin....Norman
Barbara Baxley....Lady Pearl
Ned Beatty....Delbert Reese
Karen Black....Connie White
Ronee Blakley....Barbara Jean
Timothy Brown....Tommy Brown
Keith Carradine....Tom Frank
Geraldine Chaplin....Opal
Robert Doqui....Wade
Shelley Duvall....L.A. Joan
Allen Garfield....Barnett
Henry Gibson....Haven Hamilton
Scott Glenn....Pfc. Glenn Kelly
Jeff Goldblum....Tricycle Man
Barbara Harris....Albuquerque
David Hayward....Kenny Fraiser
Michael Murphy....John Triplette
Allan Nicholls....Bill
Dave Peel....Bud Hamilton
Cristina Raines....Mary
Bert Remsen....Star
Lily Tomlin....Linnea Reese
Gwen Welles....Sueleen Gay
Keenan Wynn....Mr. Green