One-Trick Pony (1980)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Music

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Jonah (Paul Simon) is an aging rock star trying to put together a new album in the face of an indifferent record label and a talentless producer. At the same time, he's struggling to save his failing marriage.




  • Joan Hackett and Paul Simon in One-Trick Pony (1980)
  • Blair Brown and Paul Simon in One-Trick Pony (1980)
  • Paul Simon in One-Trick Pony (1980)
  • Ricky Wilson at an event for One-Trick Pony (1980)
  • One-Trick Pony (1980)
  • Ricky Wilson at an event for One-Trick Pony (1980)

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13 November 2000 | jamie-81
Bad Film, Good Actors, and Great Soundtrack.
I think this will go on my top ten list of bad films. The only thing that made me interested in this movie is the heavy hitters like: Rip Torn, Mare Winningham, and the late great Joan Hackett. What were these talented professionals thinking when they accepted these roles. I give Paul Simon credit for being able to pull this one off. He made a bad film with a good soundtrack. But hey, I'd watch this film over Dirty Dancing anyday.

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Opening Weekend USA:

$150,809 5 October 1980

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