- 2 hr 39 min
Nashville is a film drama/musical that centers around 5 days in the lives of a number of musicians and their various entourages as they ply their trade in country music's capital city. Directed by Robert Altman, this was a groundbreaking production in its use of multiple plot lines, its large cast of main characters, improvised dialogue, having the actors perform their own musical numbers, and overlapping dialogue. The substantial cast includes Jeff Goldblum, Karen Black, Ronee Blakley, Keith Carradine, Lily Tomlin, Shelley Duvall, Geraldine Chaplin, and Henry Gibson. The various sub-plots and intrigues of the characters crisscross at points during the course of the film and finally come together at an out-door political rally that features a great number of country music performances. The song "I'm Easy," written and performed by the womanizing character Tom Frank in the film, (portrayed by Keith Carradine), and actually written and sung by the actor, won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and became a hit record for Carradine in 1976.