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Hard Country (1981)

R | | Drama | April 1981 (USA)
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
John Chappell ...
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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Sometimes a woman has to leave the man she loves... to find herself. See more »

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Die blonde Leidenschaft  »

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Feature debut of Kim Basinger, although she had starred in several made-for-TV films before this. 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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WEST TEXAS WALTZ
Performed by Joe Ely
Through the courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
Music and Lyrics by Butch Hancock
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Great movie, well worth watching.
18 December 2004 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I found this movie very entertaining. Vincent is great, as well as Kim Basinger, I would even say awesome. The intensity through the whole picture, both regarding chemistry between actors and events, makes this 100 minutes well worth watching. Thanks to the intensity, even some of the more or less over the top Texas clichés becomes very interesting. And the environment is great as well. If I would say a couple of things about the minor good things, it would be the returning scenes with performances. They're great, but they're too many. Tanya Tucker even sings two full songs, making it partly look more like a musical than a motion picture. These are minor flaws though, and they're easily overlooked.


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