Tender Mercies 38 years old

His struggle for fame was over. His fight for respect was just beginning.

Tender Mercies

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.

Credits

Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall

Mac Sledge

Tess Harper
Tess Harper

Rosa Lee

Ellen Barkin
Ellen Barkin

Sue Anne

Paul Gleason
Paul Gleason

Reporter

Tender Mercies Cast

Name Character
Robert Duvall He was 52, now 90 years old as Mac Sledge
Ellen Barkin She was 28, now 67 years old as Sue Anne
Paul Gleason He was 43, 67 years old when he died as Reporter
Wilford Brimley He was 48, now 87 years old as Harry
Lenny Von Dohlen He was 24, now 62 years old as Robert
Tess Harper She was 32, now 71 years old as Rosa Lee
Betty Buckley She was 35, now 74 years old as Dixie
Michael Crabtree He was 4, now 34 years old as Lewis Menefee

Tender Mercies Crew

Name Department
William Anders as Editor. He was 49 (now 88) years old Editing
Daniel Loren May as Set Decoration. Art
Jeannine Oppewall as Art Direction. She was 36 (now 74) years old Art
Russell Boyd as Director of Photography. He was 38 (now 77) years old Camera
Tender Mercies poster
Tender Mercies (38 years)

His struggle for fame was over. His fight for respect was just beginning.

  • Release day: Saturday, April 02, 1983
  • Runtime: 92 minutes