Oscar Movies: Sweet Dreams (1985)–Jessica Lange Stunning as Patsy Cline

In this sharply executed and enjoyable biopicture, directed by Britihs filmmaker Karel Reisz (Isadora) and scripted by Robert Getchell (Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore), Jessica Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country music singer who died in a tragic plane crash at the height of her fame.

Ed Harris is equally superb as her husband, Charlie Dick

Though Lange did not sing her songs, she was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar.


Oscar Nominations: 1

Best Actress: Jessica Lange

Oscar Context:

The winner was Geraldine Page, who finally received the Oscar at her eighth nomination.




Running time: 115 minutes.

Directed by Karel Reisz

Written by Robert Getchell

Released: October 2, 1985

DVD: August 7, 2001