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


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  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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The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia
The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia


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  • May 29, 1981


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 0m

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