Rip Torn stars as the volatile Maury Dann, an unscrupulous country music star whose story plays out like one of his own songs. Director Daryl Duke’s hard-boiled portrait of this All-American heel pulled no punches and garnered a lot of critical acclaim but little box office. Illustrator and songwriter Shel Silverstein contributed a few of Maury’s songs.
About John Sayles
John Sayles is an actor, screenwriter, film director and novelist. His most recent novel, A Moment in the Sun, is now available in paperback and his latest feature (his 18th!), Go For Sisters, will attempt to sneak into theaters this September. He would rather watch a good trailer than a bad movie.