A teenage orphan spends ten years traveling cross-country experiencing life, love and heartbreak. Based on E.L. Doctorow's story, "Jolene: A Life."
A life between the exit signs
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language, some violence and drug use
Did You Know?
Jolene the titular character is based on the short story "Jolene: A Life" by E. L. Doctorow, itself inspired by Dolly Parton's song, Jolene. See more
When Jolene is narrating about the trial of Uncle Phil she says that she needed to prove that she was 16 and therefore he was guilty of "statutory rape"; This part of the film takes place in South Carolina where the age of consent is 16 therefore it would not be statutory rape, he could be found guilty of adultery and that would have been grounds for divorce from his wife though. See more
In on-screen credits, Don Mosley
is listed twice as Chief Lighting Technician. See more
music and lyrics by Ron Orlando
Performed by Ron Orlando and Mystery Train See more