Robert Duvall (1983, Best Actor, Tender Mercies) is Felix Bush, the ""Hermit of Caleb County,"" a man so haunted by his secrets that he has lived in quiet desolation in the Tennessee backwoods for over 40 years. Realizing that he is near his own mortality, Bush decides to have a ""living funeral party,"" inviting people to tell their stories about him.
Lucas Black,Gerald McRaney,Robert Duvall,Bill Cobbs,Bill Murray,Sissy Spacek
For years, townsfolk have been terrified of the backwoods recluse known as Felix Bush (Duvall). People say he's done all manner of unspeakable things - that he's killed in cold blood; that he's in league with the devil; that he has strange powers - and they avoid him like the plague. Then, one day, Felix rides to town with a shotgun and a wad of cash, saying he wants to buy a funeral. It's not your usual funeral for the dead Felix wants. On the contrary, he wants a "living funeral", in which anyone who ever had heard a story about him will come to tell it, while he takes it all in.