Directed by Jack Fisk • 1981 • United States
Starring Sissy Spacek, Eric Roberts, Sam Shepard
Nita Longley (Sissy Spacek, fresh from her Academy Award–winning turn in COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER) is a mother of two young sons struggling through life in a small Texas town during World War II. Shunned by the “respectable” townsfolk because of her marital breakup, Nita must endure the unwanted attentions of every lowlife man in the community. Featuring sterling performances, RAGGEDY MAN is a complex and surprising look at the vulnerability and strength of a woman choosing to go it alone.