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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)
Hope Holiday ...
Mrs. Stover
Charles Dierkop ...
Walt
Adam Wade ...
Highway Patrolman
Danone Camden ...
Donna
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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June 1981 (USA)  »

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Los chiflados del oeste  »

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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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Mama Don't Let Your Cowboys Grow Up to Be Babies
Performed by Tony Joe White
Courtesy of Polygram Records, Inc.
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THIS MOVIE IS SO BAD IT'S GOOD!
17 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

This movie is baaaaaaaaaaaaad. It is also inadvertently hilarious at times. I mean, Marcia from the Brady Bunch has a part in it, so how good can it be? The video box for this flick says this film is the "warm, funny story of a boy growing up." Actually, it's the story of a wuss with an overbearing dad who wants "to make a man" out of his loser son. The son meets Marcia from the Brady Bunch at a bar when he's out on a hunting trip with his dad and his dad's two friends. Marcia and the son go to a hotel for some lovin' and then the dad's friends bust in, throw the son out and force themselves on Marcia. The next day the son begins to go psycho. He gets so angry at one of his dad's friends the director does a hysterical slow motion shot of the son throwing a plate of food in the face of one of his dad's friends. I guess the director thought it would be a more impressive shot that way. You get the idea...rent this if you like really bad, bad, BAD movies. Later gator.


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