This low-key drama set in Texas is one of the continuing stories of screenwriter Horton Foote's life in the hinterlands. Robert Duvall, who won an Oscar for his performance, is Mac Sledge, a down-and-out singer who has recently broken up with his wife, Dixie (Betty Buckley), also a
country singer. Mac gets rip-roaring drunk and wakes up in a motel-gas-station owned by a religious widow, Rosa Lee (Tess Harper), with a young son (Allan Hubbard). Rosa offers Mac a job, so he stays on, and the two fall in love. Meanwhile, Dixie and her manager (Wilford Brimley) are lurking in
the background, and Mac attempts to patch matters up with her and their daughter (Ellen Barkin...