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A Small Town in Texas (1976)

A crooked sheriff in a small Southern town frames an ex-convict in a drug bust and takes his girlfriend.

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Poke Jackson
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Mary Lee
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Sheriff Duke
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C.J. Crane
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Lenny
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Boogie
Hank Rolike ...
Cleotus
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Bull Parker
Clay Tanner ...
Junior
Mark Silva ...
Kevin
Santos Reyes ...
Jesus Mendez
Debi Bieberly ...
Mrs. Carter
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Buford Tyler (as Claude Ennis Starrett Jr.)
James N. Harrell ...
Old Codger
Ron McPherson ...
P.R. Man
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Storyline

After doing five years in prison on a drug charge, Poke is returns to his hometown intent on taking his sweetheart Mary Lee (and their child) away with him to California. His plan hits a snag, however, when he discovers that since his incarceration, Mary Lee has taken up with Duke, the very sheriff who put Poke behind bars in the first place. Things turn even worse for Poke when he later witnesses Duke assassinating a local hispanic politician. Now with Duke out for his blood, Poke must choose to run for his life or make a stand. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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All Poke wanted was to get his girl and get out. All the Sheriff wanted... was to get Poke.


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24 November 1976 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

A caminho do Texas  »

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2.35 : 1
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During most of the chase scenes, the cars that Poke and Duke are driving change alternately from 1972 to 1973 Plymouths. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Duke: Lenny, I want you to put out an all points bulletin on Poke Jackson... Armed and dangerous.
Lenny: But Duke, he didn't take our weapons.
Sheriff Duke: Lenny, are you hard of hearing?... I said armed and dangerous.
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Great action film for '70's drive-in fanatics.
31 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A Small Town In Texas is a film that I put high on the list of genre action films that were a staple at drive-in's during the '1970's and '80's. The car action is great with real stunts. A great cast of film supporting actors and the always cool directing of the late Jack Starrett. Bo Hopkins is great as the sheriff, Morgan Woodward as the corrupt rich local, John Karlen and Clay Tanner as deputies, Susan George as the girlfriend is '70's hot!,Art Hindle is always good and Buck Flower steals the show as a cussin', spittin', tough-as-nails hick who helps Timothy Bottoms against the crooked law man. I hope a DVD release will be in the near future.


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