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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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Low-budget drama with uncertain comedic asides 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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Trivia:
Writer 'Max Kleven (I)' intended the part of young Bobby Bellows to be played by his son. However, his son said that he didn't want to do it, so instead Kleven cast a neighbor's son in 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:
Jenny Bellows:There're some men coming for you. They say you're dangerous, are you dangerous?
[Kyle gets up holding a knife, walks past her]
Jenny Bellows:Wait, my dad, Mr. Bellows is with them, I can talk to him.
Kyle Hanson:They tried to lock me up. I can't handle that.
Jenny Bellows:Well don't run! Those men out there are all hunters! They're just looking to shoot at something.
Kyle Hanson:I can handle that.
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WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HIM NOW?See more »

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4 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Low-budget drama with uncertain comedic asides, 17 March 2007
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Dirk Benedict is fairly colorless playing a disturbed Vietnam vet who cause chaos in a backwater town. Odd but not especially interesting B-movie does features perky Linda Blair as a fetching single mother and love-interest--and a hilariously sincere romantic montage wherein Benedict and Blair bond over some off-roading. Casual comparisons to Sylvester Stallone's "First Blood" are inevitable, however this one surely could've used more of John Rambo's inner-torment; Benedict is such a sad sack, he acts like a homeless puppy in an Army jacket. Forgettable trifle needed a bigger budget and more action to enliven this scenario. *1/2 from ****

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