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Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave (1980)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music | 31 December 1980 (Canada)
On the final night of his life, Dec. 31, 1952, country music legend Hank Williams imagines himself giving a New Year's Eve performance in a small bar, with his comments to the audience reflecting upon his life.

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David Acomba

Writer:

Maynard Collins (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sneezy Waters Sneezy Waters ... Hank Williams
Dixie Seatle Dixie Seatle ... Betty Anne
Sean McCann ... Jack
Sean Hewitt ... The Doctor
Jackie Washington Jackie Washington ... The Janitor
Denise Fergusson ... Kaw-Liga Lady
Philip Craig ... Rowdy Cowboy
Kay Hawtrey ... Gospel Woman
Bart Bedford Bart Bedford ... The Teenager
Albert Bernardo Albert Bernardo ... Bar Patron
Marie De Cosimo Marie De Cosimo ... Twin
Phyllis De Cosimo Phyllis De Cosimo ... Twin
Margaret Dragu Margaret Dragu ... Engaged Girl
Cathy Elliott Cathy Elliott ... Bar Patron
Jane Foster Jane Foster ... Bar Patron
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On the final night of his life, Dec. 31, 1952, country music legend Hank Williams imagines himself giving a New Year's Eve performance in a small bar, with his comments to the audience reflecting upon his life.

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Drama | Music

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 1980 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Hank Williams: A képzeletbeli koncert See more »

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Budget:

CAD578,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Filmed 8 December 1980 - 13 December 1980. See more »

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One of the best music films I have ever seen
14 June 2000 | by pekka.hallikainenSee all my reviews

I saw this film on the Finnish TV in the late 1980´s and haven´t seen it since. Sneezy Waters don´t look much like Hank Williams, but when the film was over, I almost believed, that I had seen Hank himself acting and singing (and not just play back). The story begins as Hank sleeps in the back seat of his Cadillac on the way to Canton, Ohio, and dreams of a gig that would be perfect for the audience and for himself. That dream reflects his severe problems in real life. Sadly, that gig never came true. Hank died that night, on New Year´s Eve 1953. This little film is a beautiful tribute to the Late Great Hank Williams.


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