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Doing Time for Patsy Cline (1997)

Following a passion for country music, Ralph leaves his father's sheep farm in a remote Australian town, armed with a guitar and a plane ticket to Nashville, Tennessee. He hopes to ... See full summary »

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Chris Kennedy

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Chris Kennedy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Roxburgh ... Boyd
Miranda Otto ... Patsy
Matt Day ... Ralph
Tony Barry ... Dwayne
Roy Billing ... Dad
Colette Brus Colette Brus ... Waitress
Annie Byron Annie Byron ... Mum
Tyler Coppin ... Bobby Joe
Laurence Coy ... Alfie
Shayne Francis Shayne Francis ... TV Reporter
Tom Long Tom Long ... Brad Goodall
Gus Mercurio ... Tyrone
Kiri Paramore Kiri Paramore ... Ken
Wayne Pygram ... Geoff Spinks
Jeff Truman ... Warren
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Storyline

Following a passion for country music, Ralph leaves his father's sheep farm in a remote Australian town, armed with a guitar and a plane ticket to Nashville, Tennessee. He hopes to hitchhike to Sydney Airport where his take-off into a successful country/western singing career will hopefully begin. However, fate and his naivety find him hitchhiking with a psychotic drug thief named Boyd, and Boyd's mesmerising girlfriend, Patsy. Written by zzzorf

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Everyone's Crazy For Patsy!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1997 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Letzter Stop Nashville See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$831, 5 March 2006

Gross USA:

$831

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$831
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Production Co:

Oilrag Productions See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Steppin' On Love
Written by Peter Best
Performed by Tony Barry, Kiri Paramore and Laurence Coy
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Charm without direction
21 February 1999 | by petshopSee all my reviews

A meandering tale of a young Australian would-be country singer (Matt Day) on his way to Nashville to claim his fortune. In a little too unbelievable turn of events, he hitches a ride with a couple of con artists on the lam. He falls for the girl (Otto) and goes to prison with the guy, to cover for her.

Day's subdued obsessions is the charm of the film. His knack for country is not. Told in a needless twisted series of flashbacks and flashforwards, the story is not so much confusing as it is boring since we are revealed the inevitable climax early on.

A large part of the film spent with Day and the con man in a small outback jail, hence the name "doing time." The stereotypical characters in jail with them, Day and the con man's banal insights, and the unbelievably mixed attitude of the cops make this chunk of the film difficult to sit through. Indeed the audience is forced to do time.


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