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Tender Mercies Movie

Movie Summary for Tender Mercies


An 80ís movie about a man who thought that he had lost everything in his life, even his future; however, a light will shine in the horizon.

Tender Mercies DVD


Tender Mercies begins with the life of Mac Sledge, a country music singer who followed the wrong path and ended as an alcoholic. As a consequence, his wife separated from him and his daughter departed.

However, Tender Mercies shows us that everyone has a second chance. After meeting a new woman, Sledge rethinks his life and decides to re-launch his career and to stop drinking.


Mac Sledge-Robert Duvall
Rosa Lee-Tess Harper
Dixie-Betty Buckley
Harry-Wilford Brimley
Sue Anne-Ellen Barkin


During the singing song of Tender Mercies, Robert Duvall is actually singing.

Tender Mercies won several Academy Awards, including the one for Best Actor in Leading Role.

Academy Awards:

Robert Duvall won for Best Actor In A Leading Role for the role of Mac Sledge in Tender Mercies.

Bruce Beresford won for Best Director for Tender Mercies.

Philip S. Hobel, Producer won for Best Picture for Tender Mercies.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Tender Mercies was released to theatres on 03/04/1983 by Universal, and grossed $8,443,124 at the box office in the US.

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