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Outlaw Blues (1977)

 -  Drama  -  August 1977 (USA)
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Susan St. James helps Peter Fonda, an ex-convict who goes after the country music star who stole his song and made it a hit.

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Buzz Cavenaugh
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Garland Dupree
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Hatch
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Elroy (as Steve Fromholz)
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Leon Warback
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Susan St. James helps Peter Fonda, an ex-convict who goes after the country music star who stole his song and made it a hit.

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"I've done more living in the past two weeks than I did in the last six years. I got a hit record. I been on TV. I got chased. I got shot. And I fell madly in love. Hell, I'd do another six years just to live it again." See more »

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Kris Kristofferson was offered the male lead. He turned it down to do Convoy (1978). See more »

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When they are at the football game, close up shots of the band were done earlier during the week and the field was dry. Long shots were done on an actual game on a rainy Saturday, so there are two colors of Astroturf being shown back and forth. See more »

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Down-home country music movie
16 May 2005 | by (South Dakota) – See all my reviews

This is a little-seen movie, which is too bad. It may not be great, but it's worth showing now and then. CMT should show it. Maybe they do. Outlaw Blues is a good title for this movie. Austin, Texas, is the Texas Nashville, and was a stomping grounds of Waylon and Willie, who were on the 1976 album Wanted!: The Outlaws. I never saw the beginning of the movie, but it seems that Bobby Ogden is released from prison, a country music star (Garland Dupree, I guess) steals a song that Bobby wrote and makes it a hit without compensation, and Tina Waters becomes Bobby's manager. Ogden and Waters seek vengeance. It seems they were being chased, and they rode a motorcycle through a wedding reception. And a truck carrying watermelons swerves and dumps watermelons on the street. Bobby is a wanted man. He is to record an album, so he and Waters record it in a Purina Feeds store. But someone tells the cops, and they have to break away in a feed truck. Then they're in a Glastron boat (Glastron boats were made in Austin, Texas) on a lake heading for a dam. Will Bobby get killed here? Will he and Waters sneak off to Mexico? Will Bobby go back to prison? Will his album be a success?


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