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Tender Mercies

Tender Mercies is a 1983 film which tells the story of an alcoholic county music[?] singer whose friendship with a young widow and her son helps to turn his life and his career around. It stars Robert Duvall, Tess Harper[?], Betty Buckley[?], Wilford Brimley[?] and Ellen Barkin[?].

The movie was written by Horton Foote[?] and directed by Bruce Beresford[?].

It won Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Robert Duvall) and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, and was nominated for Best Director, Best Music, Song (for Austin Roberts[?] and Bobby Hart[?] for Over You) and Best Picture.

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