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Director:
Writers:
Jim Byrnes (teleplay)
Cort Casady (story) ...
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Release Date:
8 April 1980 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
You Got To Know When To Hold 'Em, Know When To Fold Em...
Plot:
Brady Hawkes, The Gambler, receives a letter from his son indicating he needs help. This sends Brady to the rescue... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Light and pleasing fluff See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kenny Rogers ... Brady Hawkes
Christine Belford ... Eliza

Bruce Boxleitner ... Billy Montana

Harold Gould ... Arthur Stobridge

Clu Gulager ... Rufe Bennett
Lance LeGault ... Doc Palmer

Lee Purcell ... Jennie Reed
Ronnie Scribner ... Jeremiah

Noble Willingham ... Conductor
Bruce M. Fischer ... Tabor
Borah Silver ... Botkin
Lew Brown ... Johnson

Lee Paul ... George
Robert Lussier ... Crown
Edward Walsh ... Charlie Rose (as Ed Walsh)

Marianne Gordon ... Dallas

Cathy Worthington ... Lilly
Charles Knapp ... Shuster
Ed Bakey ... Eli
David S. Cass Sr. ... Winters (as Dave Cass)
Neil Summers ... Polo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clinton James Austin ... Train Passenger (uncredited)
Nick Lewin ... (uncredited)
Garth Shaw ... Train Passenger (uncredited)

Earl W. Smith ... Brinsley (uncredited)
Jerry Wills ... Rufe's 1st Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Dick Lowry 
 
Writing credits
Jim Byrnes (teleplay)

Cort Casady (story) and
Jim Byrnes (story)

Don Schlitz (suggested by a song by)

Produced by
Jim Byrnes .... producer
Terence A. Donnelly .... associate producer
Ken Kragen .... executive producer
Ken Kragen .... producer
John Marias .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Larry Cansler 
 
Cinematography by
Joseph F. Biroc  (as Joe Biroc)
 
Film Editing by
Jerrold L. Ludwig 
 
Casting by
Pam Polifroni 
 
Art Direction by
Richard Sawyer 
Allen E. Smith  (as Alan Smith)
 
Set Decoration by
Peg Cummings 
Edward J. McDonald  (as Ed McDonald)
 
Makeup Department
Lon Bentley .... makeup artist
Gae Clark Butler .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Terence A. Donnelly .... unit production manager (as Terry Donnelly)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Armando M. Huerta .... second assistant director (as Armando Huerta)
John Marias .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Don Hulett .... assistant property master
Michael Kinne .... craft service
Claude F. Powell .... construction coordinator (as Claude Powell)
Ernie Sawyers .... property master
Kurt V. Hulett .... property master (uncredited)
Brad Ross .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Don Coufal .... boom operator
Gordon L. Day .... sound re-recording mixer
David J. Hudson .... sound re-recording mixer
Kenneth Isley .... sound mixer (as Ken Isley)
John Kline .... sound editor
John Norman .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Stunts
David S. Cass Sr. .... stunt coordinator (as Dave Cass)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jamie Anderson .... first assistant camera
Clifford Dalton .... best boy: key grip (as Cliff Dalton)
Larry Gilhooly .... gaffer
M. Todd Henry .... first assistant camera (as Todd Henry)
John Hora .... additional photography
Pete G. Papanickolas .... key grip (as Pete Papanickolas)
Frederic J. Smith .... camera operator (as Fred Smith)
Gary R. Wostak .... best boy: gaffer (as Gary Wostak)
Don Bixby .... gaffer (uncredited)
Nick Papanickolas .... dolly grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Thomas S. Dawson .... costumer (as Tom Dawson)
Kathleen McGregor .... assistant costumer
 
Editorial Department
J. Benjamin Chulay .... assistant editor
Susanne Gervay .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Tom Carlin .... music editor: La Da Productions, Inc.
 
Transportation Department
Alan Collis .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Judi Barlowe Fields .... assistant: Mr. Kragen
Bruce Colin .... production assistant
Chip Fowler .... production office coordinator
Roger Hartman .... wrangler
Ralph M. Leo .... production office coordinator (as Ralph Leo)
Sherry Pringle .... location manager
Judy Rosenthal .... script supervisor
Karen 'Sarge' Sargent .... production coordinator
Jennifer Enskat .... stand-in (uncredited)
Jack N. Young .... location scout (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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94 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This film is, of course, based on the song that Kenny Rogers sang. In that song, however, he is receiving the advice of "know when to hold'em, know when to fold'em, know when to walk away, and know when to run" from an elder experienced gambler. So while Rogers plays the elder gambler in the film, it is Bruce Boxleitner who plays the role that Rogers sang in the song.See more »
Quotes:
Brady Hawkes:The question is... which two of you are willing to take the bullets? So the other two can do the cutting.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
The GamblerSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Light and pleasing fluff, 13 February 2006
Author: otterswimshome from Ireland

This vehicle for Kenny Rogers has a warm avuncular charm. Rogers is not much of an actor, but he's mainly called upon to lend his considerable atmospheric presence to scenes in which others do (or attempt to do) the heavy lifting. And he's good at that: he doesn't chew scenery, he doesn't attempt moments of deep emotion, but his presence keeps the lightweight script from becoming an embarrassment.

The movie is unabashedly sentimental, like a good country song. Plot elements are formulaic, but successful enough, and the direction shows a sure touch, never letting the movie get either maudlin or silly.

A must-see for the Eight-Track-Tape crowd, but not a bad choice for those who just like a little unchallenging fluff now and again.

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