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Hard Country (1981)

R  |   |  Drama, Western  |  April 1981 (USA)
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Ambitious young Jodie wants more out of life than the small Texas country town she lives in has to offer. Jodie realizes that in order to pursue her dreams she will have to leave Texas and ... See full summary »

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Kyle
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Royce
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Johnny Bob
Sierra Pecheur ...
Mama
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Daddy
Tanya Tucker ...
Caroline
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Loretta
Lewis Van Bergen ...
Ransom
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Wesley
Curtis Credel ...
Dale
Scotch Byerley ...
Aaron
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Larry
Elise Caitlin ...
Cowgirl #1
Danone Camden ...
Cowgirl #2
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Ambitious young Jodie wants more out of life than the small Texas country town she lives in has to offer. Jodie realizes that in order to pursue her dreams she will have to leave Texas and move to the big city. However, her shiftless factory worker boyfriend Kyle wants to stay in Texas. Written by Woodyanders

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It's hard to stay. It's hard to leave. See more »

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Drama | Western

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Die blonde Leidenschaft  »

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Although she had been an actress for five years and appeared in multiple TV movies, this was Kim Basinger's first big-screen role. See more »

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Caroline: A woman who needs space for herself gets out of Texas. It's a great place to be from and a great place to come home to but you've gotta leave it first, before it smothers you.
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BREAK MY MIND
Performed by Michael Martin Murphey
Music and Lyrics by John D. Loudermilk
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A worthwhile drama! Enjoy Jan's macho pathos in this...
14 June 2008 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

In the current days of CGI, it is rare to see movies like this nowadays!! This is a gritty, blue collar love-story with a lot of heart. I really enjoyed the atmosphere of this story - the country bars, the little apartment, the mobile-home lot, the fence factory. It's gritty and real- the dust, the wind, the empty Texas roads. Kim Basinger is truly delightful as Jodie. She's all charm, with her Georgia drawl in full swing. I am a huge Jan Michael Vincent fan, and this is one of his best roles! It's nice to see him in a more adult role. The heavy drinker side of his character comes naturally - obviously! But Jan always had a great underlying angst in all his characters. He always has a detached, macho pathos which he conveys with those eyes - just makes him fascinating to watch. He has great chemistry with Kim Basinger in this. He struggles with his job, his sleazy brother, his drinking, and Jodie's willfulness. It's a great role for him! This is a MUST SEE for any Jan or Kim fans out there!


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