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Tender Mercies

Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Betty Buckley, Wilford Brimley, Ellen Barkin, Lenny von Dohlen, Allan Hubbard, Michael Crabtree, Norman Bennett, Andrew Scott Hollon
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Motel owner Rosa Lee tells singer Mac Sledge, "My dad's been dead -- oh, he died two years after my husband was killed, and Mama died a year and a half ago last spring. " (0:11)

Mac tells Rosa Lee, "I haven't had a drink in 2 months." (012:)

A schoolmate asks Rosa Lee's son Sonny, referring to Sonny's stepfather, "Is he still a drunk?" (0:13)

Rosa Lee takes Sonny to a cemetery to visit his father’s grave. (0:14)

Mac answers Sonny, referring to songwriting, "People are crazy enough to pay you for it, they do."
”... I don't lie awake nights worrying about it.” (0:18)

Mac’s ex-wife Dixie tells Mac, referring to their daughter Sue Anne, "All she remembers about you is a mean drunk, tried to beat up her mama." (0:)

Sonny tells Rosa Lee, "Boy at school says his daddy told him all they learned in Vietnam was to take dope."
”Do you think my daddy took drugs?”
”The kids at school take drugs.”
Rosa Lee: ”You just listen to me about them drugs.”
”I'm just a little nervous tonight.” (0:40)

Mac tells Rosa Lee, "I'm not drunk. I thought about it, but I poured it all out... I'm not drunk." (0:44)

Mac tells his daughter Sue Anne, "I was drunk." (0:54)

Dixie’s manager Harry tells Mac, referring to Dixie, "Mama's gone crazy. Doctor’s got her pretty well doped-up..." (1:00)

Mac tells Rosa Lee, "Got a little nervous." (1:09)

Sue Anne tells Rosa Lee, "My daddy's quit drinking, they tell me." (1:13)

Mac tells Rosa Lee, "My daughter was killed in an automobile accident somewhere in northern Louisiana." (1:17)

At a funeral home Harry tells Mac, referring to Sue Anne's husband, "He was drunk." (1:19)

Grief overcomes Dixie. (1:21)

Mac tells Rosa Lee, "I was drunk... I don't know why I wandered out to this part of Texas drunk, and you took me in and pitied me and helped me to straighten out and married me... My daughter killed in an automobile accident." (1:22)