The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia

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An aspiring country singer (Dennis Quaid) and his feisty younger sister/manager (Kristy McNichol) struggle to reach their dreams of Nashville stardom-as long as she can keep her brother out of trouble with the ladies and the law-in this drama "inspired by," but not really connected to, the hit '70s ballad. Mark Hamill and Don Stroud also star.

  1. Ronald F. Maxwell


Top Billed Cast

  1. Kristy McNichol

    Kristy McNichol

    Amanda Child

  2. Dennis Quaid

    Dennis Quaid

    Travis Child

  3. Mark Hamill

    Mark Hamill


  4. Don Stroud

    Don Stroud

    Seth Ames

  5. Sunny Johnson

    Sunny Johnson


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 0m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • May 29, 1981
    PG, Theatrical



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