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''Coal Miner's Daughter'' is a 1980 film directed by Michael Apted (of the ''Series/{{Up}}'' series), starring Creator/SissySpacek and Creator/TommyLeeJones.

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''Coal Miner's Daughter'' is a 1980 film directed by Michael Apted (of the ''Series/{{Up}}'' series), Creator/MichaelApted, starring Creator/SissySpacek and Creator/TommyLeeJones.


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* AnachronismStew:
** While Loretta's being examined at the doctor's office [[spoiler: just before finding out that she's pregnant]] the doctor reminisces about her seeing him previously to receive measles shots in real life the measles vaccine didn't exist until [[TheSixties 1963]].
** One of the miners in the opening scene uses the term "New York minute", which wasn't used for another decade.


Levon Helm, best known as drummer and singer for Music/TheBand, made his film debut as Loretta's father Ted. Beverly D'Angelo plays Music/PatsyCline, who became close friends with Loretta. Sissy Spacek and Beverly D'Angelo did all their own singing for the movie.

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Levon Helm, best known as drummer and singer for Music/TheBand, made his film debut as Loretta's father Ted. Beverly D'Angelo Creator/BeverlyDAngelo plays Music/PatsyCline, who became close friends with Loretta. Sissy Spacek and Beverly D'Angelo did all their own singing for the movie.

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* HandbagOfHurt: In self-defense, Loretta smacks Doo with her purse and breaks his finger.


* DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff: How Loretta's parents react to her going out with Doo.

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* DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff: How Loretta's parents react to her going out with Doo. She apparently extends the same discipline to her own children.

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* LethalChef: Doo and Loretta first meet when he tries a pie that Loretta made, where she ended up using salt instead of sugar.


* WouldHitAGirl: Doolittle doesn't do this as a habit but he does smack Loretta a couple of times when he gets pissed off, like when he's angry about being pushed aside as her manager.

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* WouldHitAGirl: Doolittle doesn't do this as a habit but he does smack Loretta a couple of times when he gets pissed off, like when he's angry about being pushed aside as her manager.manager.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Doolittle mentions this as a side effect of coal mining; he doesn't want "be an old man at 40."


* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Loretta tells Patsy that she's pregnant again, and that she isn't sure she wants the baby, as she's already had several babies and she and Doolittle are in a rough patch in their marriage. Patsy says no, she should be excited, and that's it for any thoughts of Loretta getting an abortion.

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* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Loretta tells Patsy that she's pregnant again, again and that she isn't sure she wants the baby, as she's already had several babies and she and Doolittle are in a rough patch in their marriage. Patsy says no, she should be excited, and that's it for any thoughts of Loretta getting an abortion.


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* TeenPregnancy: Loretta has her first baby at just 14 years old and has three more kids before age 19.


* DeadGuyJunior: Loretta names one of her newborn daughter's after, Patsy Cline, her close friend and idol who had died in a plane crash.

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* DeadGuyJunior: Loretta names one of her newborn daughter's after, daughters after Patsy Cline, her close friend and idol who had died in a plane crash.

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* DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff: How Loretta's parents react to her going out with Doo.

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* DeadGuyJunior: Loretta names one of her newborn daughter's after, Patsy Cline, her close friend and idol who had died in a plane crash.


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* ConversationCut: Doolittle, who isn't happy with life anyway as he's stuck mining coal, comes home and starts complaining about how Loretta is bad at cooking and bad at cleaning house and bad at sex. He stalks out to the porch and Loretta says "Are you leavin'?" Doolittle says "No, I ain't leavin'", and the film cuts to Loretta walking home after Doolittle has thrown her out of the house.

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* ConversationCut: Doolittle, who isn't happy with life anyway as he's stuck mining coal, comes home and starts complaining about how Loretta is bad at cooking and bad at cleaning house and bad at sex. He stalks out to the porch and Loretta says "Are you leavin'?" Doolittle pauses and then says "No, I ain't leavin'", and the film cuts to Loretta walking home after Doolittle has thrown her out of the house.



* HaventYouSeenXBefore: When Loretta meets Patsy Cline, Cline says "You act like you ain't never seen a glamorous country music singer before." The joke is that Cline is laid up in a hospital and bandaged, after being injured in a car wreck.

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* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Loretta tells Patsy that she's pregnant again, and that she isn't sure she wants the baby, as she's already had several babies and she and Doolittle are in a rough patch in their marriage. Patsy says no, she should be excited, and that's it for any thoughts of Loretta getting an abortion.
* HaventYouSeenXBefore: When Loretta meets Patsy Cline, Cline says "You act like you ain't never seen a glamorous country music singer before." The joke is that Cline is laid up in a hospital and bandaged, with two black eyes, after being injured in a car wreck.



* InnocentSwearing: When they're buying baloney at a store, Doo says that baloney makes you horny. Supremely innocent Loretta asks what "horny" means, whereupon Doo cackles with laughter and picks her up. Unfortunately Loretta takes this to mean that "horny" means having fun and making mischief, so when she's interviewed on the radio she starts talking about how baloney makes her husband horny, much to Doo's horror.

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* InnocentSwearing: When they're buying baloney at a store, Doo says that baloney makes you horny. Supremely innocent Loretta asks what "horny" means, whereupon Doo cackles with laughter and picks her up. Unfortunately Loretta takes this to mean that "horny" means having fun and making mischief, mischief ("cutting up"), so when she's interviewed on the radio she starts talking about how baloney makes her husband horny, much to Doo's horror.



* TitledAfterTheSong: Technically it's titled after Loretta Lynn's biography ''The Coal Miner's Daughter'', which was titled after her SignatureSong "Coal Miner's Daughter".



* TitledAfterTheSong: Technically it's titled after Loretta Lynn's biography ''The Coal Miner's Daughter'', which was titled after her SignatureSong "Coal Miner's Daughter".


* AutoErotica

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* AutoEroticaAutoErotica: Loretta catches Doolittle canoodling in the backseat of a car with another woman. In another scene Doolittle and Loretta pull off to the side of the road for sex.



* VideoCredits
* WouldHitAGirl

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* VideoCredits
TitleDrop: Loretta is announced by an MC as "the coal miner's daughter" in the last scene, right before she sings the title song.
* WouldHitAGirlTitledAfterTheSong: Technically it's titled after Loretta Lynn's biography ''The Coal Miner's Daughter'', which was titled after her SignatureSong "Coal Miner's Daughter".
* VideoCredits: Clips from the movie at the end as the names of the main players come up on the screen.
* WouldHitAGirl: Doolittle doesn't do this as a habit but he does smack Loretta a couple of times when he gets pissed off, like when he's angry about being pushed aside as her manager.


Levon Helm, best known as drummer and singer for Music/TheBand, made his film debut as Loretta's father Ted. Beverly D'Angelo plays Music/PatsyCline, who became close friends with Loretta.

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Levon Helm, best known as drummer and singer for Music/TheBand, made his film debut as Loretta's father Ted. Beverly D'Angelo plays Music/PatsyCline, who became close friends with Loretta.
Loretta. Sissy Spacek and Beverly D'Angelo did all their own singing for the movie.



* AutobiographicalRole: Country music stars Roy Acuff and Ernest Tubb and country comedienne Minnie Pearl appear as themselves, after Loretta hits the big time.

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* AutobiographicalRole: Country music stars Roy Acuff and Ernest Tubb and country comedienne Minnie Pearl appear have cameos as themselves, after Loretta hits the big time.



* HaventYouSeenXBefore: When Loretta meets Patsy Cline, Cline says "You act like you ain't never seen a glamorous country music singer before."

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* HaventYouSeenXBefore: When Loretta meets Patsy Cline, Cline says "You act like you ain't never seen a glamorous country music singer before."" The joke is that Cline is laid up in a hospital and bandaged, after being injured in a car wreck.


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* InnocentSwearing: When they're buying baloney at a store, Doo says that baloney makes you horny. Supremely innocent Loretta asks what "horny" means, whereupon Doo cackles with laughter and picks her up. Unfortunately Loretta takes this to mean that "horny" means having fun and making mischief, so when she's interviewed on the radio she starts talking about how baloney makes her husband horny, much to Doo's horror.


* AutoErotica



* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: "It ain't got but three chords", says Loretta at her first recording session, and this is true of most of her simple musical style.

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* StealthInsult
--> '''Radio guy''': Quit that dumb hillbilly act!\\
'''Doolittle''': Mister, if you knew Loretta, you'd know that ain't no act.\\
'''Loretta''': ''(sincerely)'' Thanks, Doo.
* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: "It ain't got but three chords", says Loretta at her first recording session, and this is true of most of her simple musical style.style.
* VideoCredits
* WouldHitAGirl


It is a biopic dramatizing the rise to fame of country music star Music/LorettaLynn. The film opens with Loretta Webb (Spacek) as a 14-year-old girl in Kentucky coal-mining country in 1946. Doolittle Lynn (Jones), a charismatic rapscallion, comes home from UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, falls in love with teenaged Loretta, and marries her over the objections of her parents. They temporarily separate but reunite before Doolittle moves the family to Washington state, where he gets work on a ranch. Doolittle notes his wife's singing talent and buys her a cheap guitar. Doolittle then notes the exceptional music his wife is producing with said guitar and pushes her into playing for audiences at dance halls and honky tonks. When Loretta proves herself exceptionally good at that as well, Doolittle keeps pushing, getting Loretta to make a record--and her march to superstardom begins.

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It is a biopic dramatizing the rise to fame of country music star Music/LorettaLynn. The film opens with Loretta Webb (Spacek) as a 14-year-old girl in [[UsefulNotes/{{Appalachia}} Kentucky coal-mining country country]] in 1946. Doolittle Lynn (Jones), a charismatic rapscallion, comes home from UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, falls in love with teenaged Loretta, and marries her over the objections of her parents. They temporarily separate but reunite before Doolittle moves the family to Washington state, where he gets work on a ranch. Doolittle notes his wife's singing talent and buys her a cheap guitar. Doolittle then notes the exceptional music his wife is producing with said guitar and pushes her into playing for audiences at dance halls and honky tonks. When Loretta proves herself exceptionally good at that as well, Doolittle keeps pushing, getting Loretta to make a record--and her march to superstardom begins.

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