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Texas Lightning (1981)

R | | Action, Drama | June 1981 (USA)
A rough and tough macho truck driver decides to make his soft son more of a man by taking him hunting. They go on a holiday and go to a honky-tonk bar where the younger man falls in love with a burned out waitress.

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Karl Stover
Cameron Mitchell Jr. ...
Buddy Owen (as Channing Mitchell)
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Fay
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Frank Whitman
Jean Clark ...
Leonard Simpson (as J.L. Clark)
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Mrs. Stover
Charles Dierkop ...
Walt
Adam Wade ...
Highway Patrolman
Danone Camden ...
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Sandy Charles ...
Young Filly
Richard Vincent ...
Roy
April Sommers ...
Loretta
Tao ...
Tao
David Rini ...
Donna's Lover
Gary Law ...
Man in Bar
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A rough and tough macho truck driver decides to make his soft son more of a man by taking him hunting. They go on a holiday and go to a honky-tonk bar where the younger man falls in love with a burned out waitress.

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They're stormin' on the taverns... thunderin' over the roads... and just plain having a good ol' time!

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The original version of Texas Lightning was a serious drama called "The Boys", which producer Edward L. Montoro forced director Gary Graver to re-cut and shoot additional comedic footage for. The new version was released to the theaters as Texas Lightning, while the original cut of the boys remains officially unreleased to this day. An illegitimate video was released in Finland in the early 90's. There might also be other European bootleg editions. See more »

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Although taking place in Texas, when the rednecks are stopped for speeding, the car, with California civilian license plates, says "Highway Patrol" but the patch on the cop's uniform says "Sheriff's Dept." See more »

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Referenced in Trick or Treats (1982) See more »

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Typical Day
Composed and Sung by Maureen McCormick
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Rabbit Shoot
5 March 2007 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

A common strategy for a life in film is to trust certain artists, and few confound the spirit like Orson Welles. His best work was done late in life and much of that either we never will see or see corrupted. So we have to go spelunking through all sorts of abandoned shafts, and the most frustrating of these is following Gary Graver around.

He's a nitwit, but he was Orson's nitwit, and he did make one rather interesting porn film.

Now this is a goofy one: written by someone else, featuring no one at all who seemed to know much about what they were doing, and a story about the same. It appears that the result was so bad that the sponsor send Graver back to reshoot as he wished. So we come to this to see Orson imposed on Graver imposed on a disaster of a film about men imposing themselves on another.

Its something of a terrific game to sort out which was original and which replaced. In other words, which Graver was told to do and which he chose to do, remembering that everything he knew about film was from Welles. Its not worth it at all unless you are prepared for a great hunt and you know what the master was thinking toward the end.

Shooting for fun, shooting by Texas nitwits.

Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.


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