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Coal Miner's Daughter/Smokey and the Bandit/The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas [3 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 20515157
  • Release Date: 10/09/2012
  • Rating: R
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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 9)

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    The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
    When Texas authorities attempt to close down The Chicken Ranch, a popular Texas brothel, the local Madam fights to save her business -- singing and dancing all the way. This raucous musical comedy is based on the hit Broadway play. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

    Fried Green Tomatoes
    A woman learns the value of friendship as she hears the story of two women and how their friendship shaped their lives in this warm comedy-drama. Evelyn Couch (Kathy Bates) is an emotionally repressed housewife with a habit of drowning her sorrows in candy bars. Her husband Ed (Gailard Sartain) barely acknowledges her existence, and while he visits his aunt at a nursing home every week, Evelyn is not permitted to come into the room because the old women doesn't like her. One week, while waiting out Ed's visit, Evelyn meets Ninny Threadgoode (Jessica Tandy), a frail but feisty old woman who lives at the same nursing home and loves to tell stories. Over the span of several weeks, she spins a whopper about one of her relatives, Idgie (Mary Stuart Masterson). Back in the 1920s, Idgie was a sweet but fiercely independent woman with her own way of doing things who ran the town diner in Whistle Stop, Alabama. Idgie was very close to her brother Buddy (Chris O'Donnell), and when he died, she wouldn't talk to anyone except Buddy's girl, Ruth Jamison (Mary-Louise Parker). Idgie gave Ruth a job at the cafe after she left her abusive husband, Frank Bennett (Nick Searcy). Between her habit of standing up for herself, standing up to Frank, and serving food to Black people out the back of the diner, Idgie raised the ire of the less tolerant citizens of Whistle Stop, and when Frank mysteriously disappeared, many locals suspected that Idgie, Ruth, and their friends may have been responsible. Evelyn finds herself looking forward to her weekly visits with Ninny, and is inspired by her story to take a new pride in herself and assert her independence from Ed. Fried Green Tomatoes was based on the novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by actress-turned-author Fannie Flagg, who makes a cameo appearance as the leader of a self-help group. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Coal Miner's Daughter
    Loretta Lynn was one of the first female superstars in country music and remains a defining presence within the genre; with her strong, clear, hard-country voice and tough, no-nonsense songs about husbands who cheat and wives who weren't about to be pushed around, Lynn introduced a feminist mindset to Nashville years before the phrase "women's liberation" became common currency. Coal Miner's Daughter is a screen adaptation of Lynn's autobiography, starring Sissy Spacek as Loretta Lynn. One of eight children born to Ted Webb (Levon Helm), a coal miner raising a family despite grinding poverty in Butcher's Holler, KY, Loretta married Dolittle "Mooney" Lynn (Tommy Lee Jones) when she was only 13 years old. A mother of four by the time she was 20, Lynn began singing the occasional song at local honky-tonks on weekends, and at 25, she cut (at Mooney's suggestion) a demo tape that earned her a deal with an independent record label. Loretta and Mooney's tireless promotion of the record (including a long road trip through the south in which they stopped at every country radio station they could find) paid off -- Loretta's first single, "Honky Tonk Girl," hit the charts and earned her a spot on the Grand Ole Opry. Stardom called and Loretta never looked back, but success brought with it both joy (a long string of hit records and sold-out concerts and a close friendship with Patsy Cline) and sorrow (a nervous breakdown brought on by overwork and a great deal of stress to a marriage that endured -- but just barely). Sissy Spacek won an Academy award for her vivid, thoroughly natural performance as Loretta (she also did her own singing), and Levon Helm (drummer for the legendary rock group the Band) made an impressive screen debut as her father. Ernest Tubb makes a cameo appearance as himself. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Smokey and the Bandit
    "Smokey," aka Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason), is the prospective father-in-law of unwilling bride Carrie (Sally Field). The Bandit (Burt Reynolds), a maverick racecar driver, makes an 80,000-dollar bet that he can transport a shipment of Coors beer from Texarkana, TX, to Atlanta within 28 hours. It's important to note that in 1977, it was illegal to sell the Coors brand east of the Mississippi River without a permit; if we don't note that, then the plot won't make sense at times. Already in danger of arrest from redneck lawmen like Buford T. Justice, Bandit furthers his chances at a stiff jail term when he offers a ride to Carrie, who hopes to escape her unwanted wedding to Justice's boy. The rest of the film is one long chase; not quite as subtle as a Road Runner/Coyote cartoon, not quite as restrained as a Three Stooges comedy. Universally panned by critics upon its first release, Smokey and the Bandit reportedly pulled in just under $126 million and led to two sequels. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Burt Reynolds
      Burt Reynolds - Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd
    • Dolly Parton
      Dolly Parton - Mona Stangely
    • Dom DeLuise
      Dom DeLuise - Melvin P. Thorpe
    • Charles Durning
      Charles Durning - Governor
    • Jim Nabors
      Jim Nabors - Deputy Fred



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    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great set of 3 movies in one package!

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      bjhoneybear
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      All 3 have great actors in each and each is a great movie for watching by all family. Each has a different type story but good and keeps you watching.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great deal

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      This is a 3 disc pack, but it contains 2 movies are on the same disc.Great deal for a great price.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie collection

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      The movies was great and classic. The movie was a great movie collection.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Buy it

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      DollyFanAllTheWay
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      Good ol time w good ol people! If you're a real country fan you will appreciate greatly!i

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      4 great movies!!

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      This is a classic must have for any movie collection!!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent collection

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      Four blockbuster movies in one box for an incredible price. I couldn't ask for better!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good

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      Four great movies for one great price. Can't beat that deal.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Bargin

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      This is a great bargin for four great movies . I highly recommend.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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