DirectorJerry Schatzberg Duration CountryUnited States
WriterJohn Binder, Gustaf Molander, Carol Sobieski, Gosta Stevens, William D. Wittliff Release dateJuly 18, 1980 (1980-07-18) (U.S.) Music directorWillie Nelson, Richard Baskin SongsOn the Road Again CastWillie Nelson (Buck Bonham), Dyan Cannon (Viv Bonham), Amy Irving (Lily Ramsey), Slim Pickens (Garland Ramsey) Similar moviesWillie Nelson appears in Honeysuckle Rose and Songwriter, The Rose (1979), The Jazz Singer (1980), Country Strong (2010), Orchestra Wives (1942)
TaglineFor 20 years he's been singing to the country. But he never figured he'd be living his own love songs.
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Honeysuckle Rose (also known as On the Road Again) is a 1980 American romantic drama film directed by Jerry Schatzberg, written by John Binder, Gustaf Molander, Carol Sobieski, Gösta Stevens, and William D. Wittliff, and starring Willie Nelson, Dyan Cannon, and Amy Irving.
Buck Bonham is a country singer, with a good family, struggling to find national fame. He juggles his music career with his responsibilities to his wife and son. He has everything going his way until the daughter of his former guitarist joins his tour. The road leads to temptation, which leads to his downfall. The only question is will his family and friends stand by him?
Honeysuckle Rose opened theatrically in 826 venues on July 18, 1980 and earned $2,189,966 in its first weekend, ranking third in the domestic box office. Ultimately, the film grossed $17,815,212.
In 1981, Nelson was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "On the Road Again". Irving won a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress. Roger Ebert called the film sly and entertaining, but said that the story was predictable and disappointing. The film grossed over $17 million. It was screened out of competition at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival.
The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists: