Henry John Deutchendorf started his career in music as a guitar-strumming folkie who got his first big break as a member of The Chad Mitchell Trio in the early 1960s; with the dawn of the 1970s, as John Denver he became one of the biggest and most recognizable figures in popular music, and this made-for-TV drama examines his life and career both ...Read MoreHenry John Deutchendorf started his career in music as a guitar-strumming folkie who got his first big break as a member of The Chad Mitchell Trio in the early 1960s; with the dawn of the 1970s, as John Denver he became one of the biggest and most recognizable figures in popular music, and this made-for-TV drama examines his life and career both on and off-stage. Born the son of an Air Force pilot (Gerald McRaney), John Denver (Chad Lowe) sought the approval of his father, who didn't think much of his son's desire to become a musician. But once Denver heard his calling, he hit the road, first with the Chad Mitchell Trio and later as a solo act. Along the way, Denver met Annie (Kristin Davis), whom he would later marry and who would inspire one of his best-known songs. After several years of struggle (buoyed by Peter, Paul, and Mary's hit recording of his song "Leavin' On a Jet Plane", Denver finally found commercial success with the song "Take Me Home, Country Roads" in 1972. But Denver's new success did not win him the love of his father, and his busy touring schedule took a toll on his marriage; when Denver's career fell into a slump in the '80s, he found himself alone without a wife, and began developing a serious problem with depression and alcohol. Based on John Denver's autobiography, Take Me Home: The John Denver Story features 15 of his original recordings on the soundtrack; originally produced for CBS, the film was first aired April 30, 2000. Mark Deming, RoviRead Less
Chad Lowe, Kristin Davis, Gerald McRaney, Brian Markinson, Susan Hogan. New in new packaging. Language: English. Run time: 90 mins. Aspect ratio: 1.33: 1. Originally released: 1999. BRAND NEW FACTORY SEALED! ! ! John Denver achieved fame, fortune and acclaim for his soaring music, but his sunny personality masked private pain and dark secrets that his celebrity could never heal. His relationship with his father was as challenging as the mountains he sang about. The sweetness of his love songs disguised the turbulence in his marriage and as musical tastes changed, he found himself trapped in a spiral of destructiveness. Chad Lowe (Unfaithful) and Kristin Davis (Sex and the City) star in this gripping drama about his life, which features 15 of Denver s original recordings. Experience his unlikely rise to stardom-and the music that lives on after his tragic death.