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Ruckus (1980)

PG | | Action, Drama, Thriller | March 1981 (USA)
Kyle Hanson is a Vietnam veteran whose traumatic war-time experiences have left him unable to rejoin mainstream society. When Kyle, unkempt and in dirty fatigues, stops in a small town for ... See full summary »

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Joe (as Benny Dobbins)
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Sally the Barmaid
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Gas Station Attendant
Bob Peeler ...
Farmer At Fair
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Kyle Hanson is a Vietnam veteran whose traumatic war-time experiences have left him unable to rejoin mainstream society. When Kyle, unkempt and in dirty fatigues, stops in a small town for some food, the local bullies can't wait for an opportunity to harass him. After Kyle uses his Special Forces training to escape the bullies, he becomes the subject of a community-wide manhunt. Only Jenny Bellows, a local girl whose husband was declared missing in action in Vietnam, is willing to give Kyle a chance. Written by Anonymous

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The chase was on! Him against them. Well, so much for them. See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Big Ruckus in a Small Town  »

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To stay in character, Dirk Benedict felt it was important to remove himself from the rest of the cast and crew as much as possible during the shoot. Therefore he spoke as little as possible and secluded himself in his hotel room at night. See more »

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Near the start of Kyle's wrestling match with Big Ben, there is a flipped shot in which Dirk Benedict's hair is suddenly parted the other way. See more »

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Jenny Bellows: [turns around and sees Kyle standing in her living room, gasps] Can I help you with something?
Kyle Hanson: [points up on the wall] I didn't know your husband.
Jenny Bellows: I told my father I didn't think you did.
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References Giant (1956) See more »

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SALLY WAS A GOOD OLD GIRL
Written by Harlan Howard (as Harland Howard)
Tree Publishing Co.
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BEST OF THE "B'S"
27 December 2003 | by (MISSISSIPPI) – See all my reviews

Should be enshrined in a vault for future generations to enjoy.Best study of small town southern people I have ever watched on the screen.Every character in the movie has at least one counterpart in my home town.Should be watched over and over to really enjoy.


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