Coal Miner's Daughter Movie Review 1980

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A strong bio of country singer Loretta Lynn, who rose from Appalachian poverty to Nashville riches. Spacek is perfect in the lead, and she even provides acceptable rendering of Lynn's tunes. Band drummer Helm shines as Lynn's father, and Jones is strong as Lynn's downhome husband. Uneven melodrama toward the end, but the film is still a good one.


Baker & Taylor Inc., 2709 Water Ridge Pkwy., Ste. 500, Charlotte, NC 28217, Phone: (704)357-3500, Toll-free: 800-775-1800, Email:, URL:

Available on VHS
Running time 125 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Musical Drama, Miners & Mining, Rags to Riches, Nashville Narratives, Price of Fame, Biopics: Musicians, Rock Stars on Film
Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm, Beverly D'Angelo
Ralf Bode
Michael Apted
Bernard Schwartz


Oscars 1980: Actress (Spacek); Golden Globes 1981: Actress--Mus./Comedy (Spacek), Film--Mus./Comedy; L.A. Film Critics 1980: Actress (Spacek); Natl. Bd. of Review 1980: Actress (Spacek); N.Y. Film Critics 1980: Actress (Spacek); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1980: Actress (Spacek).

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