Tender Mercies (1983)

Director
Bruce Beresford

Main cast
Robert Duvall; Tess Harper; Betty Buckley; Wilford Brimley; Ellen Barkin

Genres
Drama, Music, Romance

Description
Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career.


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