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Outlaw Blues (1977)

PG | | Drama | August 1977 (USA)
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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Complete credited cast:
Bobby Ogden
Tina Waters
Buzz Cavenaugh
Garland Dupree
Steven Fromholz ...
Elroy (as Steve Fromholz)
Richard Lockmiller ...
Associate Warden
Billy Bob
Jan Rita Cobler ...
Cathy Moss
Leon Warback
Curtis Harris ...
Big Guy
Jerry Greene ...
Disc Jockey
Dave Helfert ...
Jeffrey Friedman ...
James N. Harrell ...
Cop Chauffeur


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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Release Date:

August 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

All'ultimo secondo  »

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$1,900,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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 »


Referenced in Angel (1982) See more »


Outlaw Blues
Written by John Oates
Sung by Peter Fonda
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Variations on release date
26 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

I wish IMDb would allow for some TEXT/COMMENTARY about release dates because it is not as clear-cut as they would like it to be sometimes. Many pictures from this era were released regionally, and it was not a matter of 1500 prints nationwide all at one time. 1500 prints in the late 1970s was a HUGE saturation. Nowadays 3500 prints is common! Big epics of the 1960s and blockbusters like GOLDFINGER were released with 400 prints or fewer! JAWS was about 450 prints.

Anyway, in the case of Outlaw Blues, the first dates were in the South and Southwest US, starting July 1, 1977; it opened in New York City on July 15; and in the midwest the release was July 22.

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