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Honeysuckle Rose (also known as On the Road Again) is a 1980 American romantic drama film directed by Jerry Schatzberg, written by John Binder, Gustaf Molander, Carol Sobieski, Gösta Stevens, and William D. Wittliff, and starring Willie Nelson, Dyan Cannon, and Amy Irving.

Honeysuckle Rose
Original theatrical release poster
Directed byJerry Schatzberg
Produced by
Written by
Music by
CinematographyRobby Müller
Edited by
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • July 18, 1980 (1980-07-18)
Running time
119 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Box office$17.8 million[2]


Buck Bonham 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?



Box officeEdit

Honeysuckle Rose opened theatrically in 826 venues on July 18, 1980 and earned $2,189,966 in its first weekend, ranking third in the domestic box office. Ultimately, the film grossed $17,815,212.[2]

Critical receptionEdit

In 1981, Nelson was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "On the Road Again". 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.[3] The film grossed over $17 million.[citation needed] It was screened out of competition at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival.[4]


The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists:


  1. ^ "HONEYSUCKLE ROSE (A)". British Board of Film Classification. July 28, 1980. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Honeysuckle Rose (1980)". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  3. ^ Ebert, Roger (July 18, 1980). "Honeysuckle Rose Review". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved May 24, 2008.
  4. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Honeysuckle Rose". Archived from the original on September 30, 2012. Retrieved June 7, 2009.
  5. ^ "AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs Nominees" (PDF). Retrieved July 30, 2016.

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