‘Coat Of Many Colors’, is a TV movie about Dolly Parton's poverty-stricken upbringing in the smoky mountains. Jennifer nettles stars as Parton's mom and Ricky Schroder as her dad, ‘Robert Lee Parton’.
"Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors" is based on the inspiring true story of living legend Dolly Parton's remarkable upbringing. This once-in-a-lifetime movie special takes place inside the tight-knit Parton family as they struggle to overcome devastating tragedy and discover the healing power of love, faith and a raggedy patchwork coat that helped make Parton who she is today.
The film is set in the Tennessee Great Smoky Mountains in 1955. It is neither a biopic nor a musical about Dolly's whole life and performing career, but rather a family-oriented faith-based story about the incidents in her and her family's life around the time she was nine years old.
‘Coat Of Many Colors’ airs Thursday night on NBC.