Honeysuckle Rose (film)

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Honeysuckle Rose
Original film poster
Directed by Jerry Schatzberg
Produced by Gene Taft
Sydney Pollack
Written by John Binder
Gustaf Molander
Carol Sobieski
Gösta Stevens
William D. Wittliff
Starring Willie Nelson
Dyan Cannon
Amy Irving
Slim Pickens
Music by Richard Baskin
Willie Nelson
Cinematography Robby Müller
Edited by Aram Avakian
Norman Gay
Marc Laub
Evan A. Lottman
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release dates
  • July 18, 1980 (1980-07-18) (U.S.)
Running time
119 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $17,815,212 (USA)

Honeysuckle Rose (also known as On the Road Again) is a 1980 romantic drama film directed by Jerry Schatzberg and starring Willie Nelson, Dyan Cannon and Amy Irving.


Buck Bonham (Willie Nelson) is a country singer, with a good family, struggling to find national fame. He juggles his music career with his responsibilities to his wife and son. He has everything going his way until the daughter of his former guitarist joins his tour. The road leads to temptation, which leads to his downfall. The only question is will his family and friends stand by him?



In 1981, Willie Nelson was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "On the Road Again". Amy Irving won a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress. Roger Ebert called the film sly and entertaining, but said that the story was predictable and disappointing.[1] The film grossed over $17 million.[citation needed] It was screened out of competition at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival.[2]

The film is rated M in Australia and M in New Zealand.


  1. ^ Ebert, Roger (1980-07-18). "Honeysuckle Rose Review". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2008-05-24. 
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Honeysuckle Rose". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-06-07. 

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