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Honkytonk Man (Movie)
December 15, 1982
Honkytonk Man is a film about a would-be western singer named Red Stoval suffering from tuberculosis who is finally given an opportunity to make it big at the Grand Ole Opry. He is accompanied by his young nephew to Nashville, Tennessee where he is supposed to record a song.
After a series of adventures which include the nephew's "coming of age" in a house of ill repute, he and Uncle Red finally arrive at Nashville, only to have the tuberculosis reach a critical stage in the middle of the recording session, where Red's lines are filled in by a side guitarist. Red finally succumbs while his nephew vows to tell the story of his uncle.