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Director:
Writer:
Max Kleven (written by)
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Release Date:
March 1981 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The chase was on! Him against them. Well, so much for them. See more »
Plot:
Kyle Hanson is a Vietnam veteran whose traumatic war-time experiences have left him unable to rejoin mainstream society... See more » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
A Really Cool Movie See more (10 total) »

Cast

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Dirk Benedict ... Kyle Hanson

Linda Blair ... Jenny Bellows

Richard Farnsworth ... Sheriff Jethro Pough

Matt Clark ... Cecil 'Cece' Grant

Jon Van Ness ... 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
Ken DeGusta ... Shooting Gallery Man
Sam Johnson ... Kind Man at Fair
Jeannine Medina ... Bus Driver

Ben Johnson ... Sam Bellows
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael A. Jones ... Man at the Bar (uncredited)

Directed by
Max Kleven 
 
Writing credits
Max Kleven (written by)

Produced by
Richard P. LaCivita .... executive producer
Paul Maslansky .... producer
Timothy Rabbitt .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Tommy Vig 
 
Cinematography by
Don Burgess  (as Don Michael Burgess)
 
Film Editing by
Angelo Bernarducci 
 
Art Direction by
Vincent Peranio  (as Vincent Perranio)
 
Makeup Department
Ken Chase .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Donald C. Klune .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Walter Scott .... second unit director
Dan Steinbrocker .... second assistant director
Kate Tilley .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Walter Klenhard .... assistant prop man
Gary Van Fleet .... property master
 
Sound Department
Douglas B. Arnold .... boom operator (as Doug Arnold)
Jan Brodin .... sound mixer
Steve Cerutti .... sound editor
Lee Dichter .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Ira Anderson Jr. .... special effects (as Ira Anderson)
 
Stunts
Brad Bovee .... stunts
Bennie E. Dobbins .... stunts (as Benny Dobbins)
Sue Fish .... stunts
John Hateley .... stunts (as John Hately)
Tony Jefferson .... stunts
Lane Parrish .... stunts
Dar Robinson .... stunts
Ben Scott .... stunts
John-Clay Scott .... stunts
Walter Scott .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Larry Beck .... still photographer
James O. Blair .... gaffer (as Jim Blair)
Sam Holcombe .... second assistant camera
Michael A. Jones .... camera operator (as Michael Jones)
Michael A. Jones .... director of photography: second unit (as Michael Jones)
Moshe Levin .... second assistant camera
Dennis McLean .... best boy
Richard Randall .... key grip (as Dick Randall)
Michael Ritt .... second assistant camera
Daryl Smith .... gaffer
Tracy Trotter .... first assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Delores Delux .... assistant wardrobe
Ann Somers Major .... wardrobe (as Ann Major)
 
Editorial Department
Donna Blair .... second assistant editor
John Girard .... negative cutter
Scott Hancock .... assistant editor
Denise Sickinger .... assistant editor
Arthur Tostado .... color timer (as Art Tostado)
 
Music Department
Ken Beal .... musician: songs
Angelo Bernarducci .... music editor
Jim Gunn .... musician: songs
Rock Killough .... musician: songs
Rock Killough .... producer: songs
Richard P. LaCivita .... producer: songs (as Ric La Civita)
Douglas M. Lackey .... music editor (as Doug Lackey)
Randy Moon .... musician: songs
Michael Rhodes .... musician: songs
Mark Shifman .... engineer: songs
Rafe Van Hoy .... musician: songs
 
Other crew
Karen Dahnke .... production assistant
Rick Drew .... production assistant
Emery Fisher .... production auditor
Joan Helenek .... production assistant
Mary Herrmann .... first aid nurse
Nava Levin .... production accountant
Lata Ryan .... production coordinator
Jackie Saunders .... script supervisor
Valerie Scott .... production assistant
Dave Virello .... production assistant
Damien Wiggins .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Dave Barton .... special thanks
Jack R. Crosby .... special thanks
Frank P. Krasovec .... special thanks
Darrell Royal .... special thanks
Edith Royal .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Big Ruckus in a Small Town" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
93 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director 'Max Kleven (I)' considered 'Tom Selleck (I)' for the lead role of Kyle Hanson, but decided against him as he was too big for the role.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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:
Sam Bellows:Which way did he go?
Jenny Bellows:All he said was he didn't like being locked up.
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Soundtrack:
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A Really Cool Movie, 29 July 2007
Author: none-85 from Bethesda, MD

The lead, Dirk Benedict, is really cool. There is a lot of comedy in the way he makes monkeys of all of the country rednecks that try to take him out. There is nothing he doesn't know about how to defend and take care of himself. His relationship with the young and delectable Linda Blair is tender and cute.

The country songs, especially "One Day at a Time," complement the hokey, but cool and entertaining story perfectly. The supporting actors, including Ben Johnson and Richard Farsnworth, are great. I've watched the film dozens of time, first when it came out on cable in 1982, and then after 2000, when I bought the VHS tape. You'll really enjoy this film.

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