Hank Jackson is a clean-cut Country & Western singer whom is recruited to run for the post of Republican senator of Texas with the assistance of three Washington D.C. 'technical advisers'; cynical movie producer Sid Angelo, image consultant Chet Stoner, and political advisor Ed Varnett whom are under the employment of the shady Governor Baxter whom wants his latest political rival, Senator Birdwell, out of the way. During the cleverly scripted campaign of TV commercials and political speeches, Hank lets the thoughts of fame and popularity go to his head. But it puts a strain on his relationship with his liberal girlfriend Tammy Parker whom is currently leading a strike that Hank opposes. Seeing Tammy as a threat to Hank's campaign, the ruthless Sid Angelo plots to shut her up by unethical and illegal means. Written by
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According to co-star/assistant director/location manager Ray Sager, most of the film was shot at a small radio station in San Antonio, Texas which was titled K-BOX, which played only country-western music. Needing a location for a TV studio with offices, Sager phoned the manager of the radio station during pre-production while scouting potential filming locations, and since the manager was a huge fan of the star-singer Claude King, the K-BOX manger allowed Herschell Gordon Lewis and the film crew full access to film in and around the radio station. See more
When I get back, I don't ever want to see you or any of your friends ever again!
But the campaign...
From now on, I'm gonna finish the campaign the way we should have started it: my way!
You're crazy! Without us, you'll lose.
Words and Music by Herschell Gordon Lewis
(as Sheldon Seymour)
Performed by Claude King
(uncredited) See more