• Publication date: September 11, 2009

Daltry Calhoun Daltry Calhoun

Being in the Spotlight Always Comes with a Price

The plot centers on Daltry ...

Being in the Spotlight Always Comes with a Price The plot centers on Daltry Calhoun, who is the local hero of Ducktown, Tennessee, USA. The likeable entrepreneur at the head of his self-made company has put the tiny town on the map by producing locally grown grass - the legal kind - that now blankets some of the country's best golf courses. His goodhearted television spots have even become a part of Southern pop culture. But being in the spotlight sometimes comes with a price tag. It seems that Daltry's not-so-heroic past, in the form of abandoned ex-girlfriend May and her musically gifted teenage daughter June, has now shown up on his doorstep. Terminally ill, May is determined that June, a talented-beyond-her-years musician, who can't read a note but who plays beautifully by ear, get into Julliard School and she's equally determined that June's father, Daltry, look after their daughter in the coming years. June, however, is unaware of both her mother's condition and her filial relationship with Daltry, whom she recognizes from his hokey TV commercials. She's just glad to be going on a journey. While Daltry is glad at the arrival of mother and daughter, the timing of it all could not be worse. Daltry's sod business is quickly going to seed and he starts with his advisors to liquidate his assets to stay afloat. Faced with the sudden prospect of having to be a father, while watching his business slowly go under, is almost more than Daltry can handle, despite the repeated offers of help from the extremely smitten local shopkeeper Flora. But Daltry is determined to face up to his past mistakes and make good in the eyes of Ducktown's citizens and his own family. This movie is rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug material and language.