Release: January 01, 1975

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 m.

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