Sunday Cinema – “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia”

 

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Not totally taking to the actual “story-within-the-song”, this gem from 1981 stars Dennis Quaid, Kristy McNichol, & even Mark Hamill! Travis and his sister long for country music stardom. Unfortunately, Travis has lost his ambition on that long road and has fallen by the wayside. Working in a bar to pay the fine for his charge of public drunkeness, Travis meets and falls for a lovely young woman (who happens to be the ex-girlfriend of the local sheriff). Ending up on a prison farm from trumped-up charges by the jealous ex-boyfriend and his judge friend, Travis’ sister tries to figure out a way to spring her brother with the help of a love-struck police officer (Mark Hamill).

I say not totally taking to the song’s story since the character of Travis ends up being hanged for killing his cheating wife & best friend. Although, if you listen to the song – you’ll know if he did or didn’t…

Someone posted this online for others to enjoy in all it’s glory…

 

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