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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)  »

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A caminho do Texas  »

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2.35 : 1
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The truck that Poke is driving at the end chase scene changes alternately from both headlights out, to both headlights intact to the left headlight out. See more »

Quotes

Buford Tyler: [Buford falls out of his truck] You son of a bitch!... That's the last time you're gonna throw me!
[Buford shoots his truck]
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"small" town??
12 June 2002 | by (Chicago area) – See all my reviews

Haven't seen this movie for well over 20 years, when I was only about 12. Even at such a young age, I picked up on the fact that the realism of the town depicted is extremely far-fetched; the police department in a town of this size (remember, this is a "Small" Town in Texas) would have a fleet of 6 or 8 vehicles at the most, yet in the big chase scene there are local police cars by the score, probably a hundred plus. That is my #1 memory of the film. A much better flick is "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" with Dennis Quaid. Although the protagonist in "Georgia" is not a native of the town in which the story takes place, the basic plot of "bad-guy lawman tries to bully damsel away from our hero" is very similar to "Small Town in Texas." I recall the Dennis Quaid movie as the better of the two, and that doesn't say much!*!


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