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A good ol' boy comedy-drama, Songwriter flashes enough substance between the songs and the hijinks to qualify as a sometimes astute look into the darker areas of the music business. Willie Nelson plays Doc Jenkins, the title character, who conspires with longtime pal Blackie Buck (Kris Kristofferson) to turn the tables on a shady promoter, Rodeo Rocky (Richard Sarafian), who has Doc signed to a contract that is one step short of indentured servitude. Lesley Ann Warren plays Gilda, an up-and-coming country chanteuse whom Doc is tutoring. The rest of the supporting cast is a mix of veteran… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If you're fans of country music and especially of Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson, you should love this free-wheeling road film."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Original, if flawed film"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Two of the best songwriters of all time doing what they do best."
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
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