Playing roles with which they're well familiar, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson star as a pair of country & western singer-songwriters. One-time partners Doc Jenkins (Nelson) and Blackie Buck (Kristofferson) have gone their separate ways, with the former becoming the king of country
music while the latter continues to rebel against record industry conventions, still an inveterate carouser. Estranged from his wife (Melinda Dillon) and daughter (Dotson), Doc takes on a talented protege (Lesley Ann Warren) who soon has her own problems, namely an overindulgence in booze and
drugs. While trying to get her on the right track and reconcile with his family, Doc also ...