Tender Mercies

Tender Mercies

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Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Betty Buckley

Bruce Beresford


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Mac Sledge (Robert Duvall The Godfather, Apocalypse Now) is down and out. A former American music legend, Mac is now an alcoholic, whose fall from grace has left him washed up as he wakes up broke and alone on a Texas motel room floor.

When the motel owner Rosa Lee (Tess HarperNo Country for Old Men) finds Mac penniless and with nowhere to go she takes pity on him, offering him work at the motel in exchange for a room. Desperate to turn his life around, with Rosa’s help Mac resolves to salvage both his career as a musician and his relationship with his estranged daughter, Sue Anne (Ellen BarkinFear and Loathing in Las Vegas)

However, standing in his way is Dixie Scott, Mac’s ex-wife, a successful singer who refuses to help his career and put him in touch with his daughter. Still shameful of his past, Dixie threatens to ruin Mac’s ambitions, pushing him dangerously close to his old self-destructive ways.

Winner of two Oscars® and nominated for a further three, Tender Mercies is an astonishing and poignant tale of love, family, faith and redemption, vividly portraying the core values of the Southern American states.

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