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Writer:
Gary Graver (written by)
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Release Date:
June 1981 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
They're stormin' on the taverns... thunderin' over the roads... and just plain having a good ol' time!
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Cameron Mitchell ... Karl Stover
Cameron Mitchell Jr. ... Buddy Owen (as Channing Mitchell)

Maureen McCormick ... Fay

Peter Jason ... 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
Susy Martin ... Wet T-Shirt Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lisa De Leeuw ... Lisa, Wet T-Shirt Contest Winner (uncredited)
Gary Graver ... Wet T-Shirt Contest Emcee (uncredited)

R. Michael Stringer ... Bar Brawler (uncredited)
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Directed by
Gary Graver 
 
Writing credits
Gary Graver (written by)

Produced by
Sandy Charles .... associate producer
Hope Holiday .... associate producer
Jim Sotos .... producer
Edward L. Montoro .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Tommy Vig 
 
Cinematography by
Gary Graver (photographed by)
Bruce M. Pasternack (photographed by) (as Bruce Pastarnack)
 
Film Editing by
Drake Silliman 
 
Makeup Department
Dana Wolski .... hair stylist
Dana Wolski .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nicole Scott .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Karen Kornbaum .... props
 
Sound Department
Anna R. Delanzo .... sound mixer (as Anna De Lanzo)
Mary Jo Devenney .... boom operator (as Mary Jo Devenny)
Jeff Gall .... sound effects editor
Charles McCann .... sound effects editor
Chuck Neely .... sound effects editor
John Roesch .... foley artist (as John B. Roesch)
Kendrick Sweet .... sound effects editor (as Ken Sweet)
 
Special Effects by
Roger George .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Carin Abramson .... still photographer
Vincent Baldino .... assistant camera (as Vince Baldino)
David Kane .... best boy
Jono Kouzouyan .... lighting gaffer
Bruce M. Pasternack .... camera operator (as Bruce Pastarnack)
Michael Uva .... best boy
Doug Wood .... key grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Val McDade .... wardrobe
 
Other crew
Sam Abbott .... production assistant
Penny James .... visual consultant
Bill Johnson .... production assistant
Walter Kane .... production assistant
Mark McNulty .... dog trainer
Paulette Pasternack .... script supervisor (as Paulette Pastarnack)
Liz Shaner .... production assistant
Helen Sotirakis .... special assistant to producer
Janet Van Ham .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Christopher Canaan .... special thanks
Stephen G. Cheikes .... special thanks (as Stephen Cheikes)
Jon Davison .... special thanks
Michael Ferris .... special thanks
Jim Gillespie .... special thanks
Jeff Graver .... special thanks
Glenn Jacobson .... special thanks
Jeff Krebsbach .... special thanks
Carl Porcello .... special thanks
Lowell Steiger .... special thanks
R. Michael Stringer .... special thanks (as Michael Stringer)
 

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91 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: Nearly all the vehicles in this movie have California license plates, even though it's supposed to take place in Texas.See more »
Soundtrack:
Mama Don't Let Your Cowboys Grow Up to Be BabiesSee more »

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5 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Rabbit Shoot, 5 March 2007
Author: tedg (tedg@FilmsFolded.com) from Virginia Beach

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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