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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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Jenny Bellows
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Sheriff Jethro Pough
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Cecil 'Cece' Grant
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Deputy Dave
Taylor Lacher ...
Sarge
Clifford A. Pellow ...
Homer (as Cliff Pellow)
Ben Bates ...
Big Ben
Jerry Gatlin ...
Bubba
Bennie E. Dobbins ...
Joe (as Benny Dobbins)
Bobby Hughes ...
Bobby Bellows
A.J. Blake ...
Sally the Barmaid
Melanie Weeks ...
Counter Girl
Patrick Connolly ...
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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March 1981 (USA)  »

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Big Ruckus in a Small Town  »

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Trivia

Director Max Kleven considered Tom Selleck for the lead role of Kyle Hanson, but decided against him as he was too big for the role. See more »

Goofs

Shots of Kyle driving red pick-up that he escapes in are shown mirrored back-to-front in several shots - the steering wheel is clearly on the wrong side. See more »

Quotes

Big Ben: Hey Sarge!
Sarge: Yo!
Big Ben: That dude sittin' on the curb over there, he out of your old outfit?
Sarge: Hell, that dude ain't never been in no outfit, probably bought that coat at the Army Surplus.
Big Ben: I thought maybe he mighta' been one of the guys you trained, Sarge.
Sarge: Well if you got down wind of him, he'd probably smell more like a cowboy. Whaddya think of that, pig farmer?
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Referenced in The Big Box: Christmas Evil (2011) See more »

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ONE DAY AT A TIME
Written by Willie Nelson and Hank Cochran
Sung by Janie Fricke
Tree Publishing Co.
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Same story as First Blood

It is the same story as in First blood with Sylvester Stallone, but this film is much better and the storyline has been a lot better. I like this film a lot and it is one of the best actionfilms I ever have seen. If you like it too send me a comment.


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