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Coal Miners Daughter Movie

Movie Summary for Coal Miners Daughter


80's Movie Tagline: She was married at 13. She had four kids by the time she was 20. She's been hungry and poor. She's been loved and cheated on. She became a singer because it was the only thing she could do. She became a star because it was the only way she could do it.

Coal Miners Daughter DVD

DVD Release

The DVD for the movie Coal Miners Daughter was released on September 13, 2005 by Universal Studios and is rated PG.


Coal Miner's Daughter is the biography of Loretta Lynn, the country and western singer that came out of poverty to become famous.

At barely thirteen years of age, Loretta (Sissy Spacek) marries Doolittle "Mooney" Lynn (Tommy Lee Jones) and is soon responsible for a large family. Loretta was destined to the life of a stay-at-home mom.

Her husband Doolittle realizes Loretta's musical talent, and buys her a guitar for their anniversary. This gift sets Loretta Lynn on the long, hard path to country music stardom.


Sissy Spacek - Loretta Webb/Lynn
Tommy Lee Jones - Doolittle 'Mooney' Lynn
Levon Helm - Ted Webb
Phyllis Boyens - Clara 'Clary' Webb
Bill Anderson Jr. - Webb child
Foister Dickerson - Webb child
Malla McCown - Webb child
Pamela McCown - Webb child
Kevin Salvilla - Webb child
William Sanderson - Lee Dollarhide (moonshiner in Butcher Holler)
Sissy Lucas - Loretta & Mooney's child
Pat Patterson - Loretta's child
Brian Warf - Loretta & Mooney's child
Elizabeth Watson - Loretta & Mooney's child
Beverly D'Angelo - Patsy Cline


Sissy Spacek won an Academy award for her performance as Loretta. Spacek also did her own singing for the movie.

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80's Film Facts:

The Movie Coal Miners Daughter was released to theatres on 03/07/1980 by Universal, and grossed $67,182,787 at the box office in the US.

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