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23 October 1984 (USA) See more »
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a timeless story that deals with the gritty moments of life See more (2 total) »


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Directed by
Jerry Jameson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Denne Bart Petitclerc 

Produced by
Neil T. Maffeo .... producer
Lee Majors .... executive producer
Jerry Weintraub .... executive producer
Original Music by
Bruce Broughton 
Cinematography by
Ben Colman  (as Ben Coleman)
Film Editing by
Tom Stevens 
Casting by
Ross Brown 
Mary West 
Art Direction by
Bill Camden  (as William L. Camden)
Makeup Department
Ken Wensevic .... makeup artist
Production Management
Claude Lawrence Jr. .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Burt Burnam .... location/additional set/assistant director (as 'Skip' Burt Burnham)
Mary Ellen Canniff .... second assistant director
Alan Crosland Jr. .... first assistant director (as Alan Crosland)
Stephen A. Glanzrock .... second assistant director
Art Department
Bill Bell .... construction coordinator
Steve Potter .... set dresser
Robert Visciglia Jr. .... property master
Sound Department
John Asman .... re-recording mixer
John Asman .... sound recordist
Ken S. Polk .... sound recordist
Terry Porter .... sound recordist
Coye Vanover .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Richard E. Johnson .... special effects
Mickey Gilbert .... stunt coordinator
Mellisa Hale .... stunt double: Natalia Ballerina
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Hofstein .... director of photography: second unit
Douglas Knapp .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
James M. George .... wardrobe supervisor: men
Stacey Phelps .... wardrobe supervisor: women
Jack Takeuchi .... wardrobe: men
Editorial Department
Gregory F. Plotts .... assistant film editor
Transportation Department
Roger Wooge .... transportation
Other crew
Denny Bond .... production executive
Judi Brown .... script supervisor
Ted Clark .... technical advisor: rodeo
Henry J. Golas .... production associate
Melissa Hale .... Natalia ballet double
Rosemary Valaire .... ballet consultant
Rosemary Valaire .... choreographer

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96 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
a timeless story that deals with the gritty moments of life, 31 October 2002
Author: max (beechgrove) from New Zealand

This movie views as fresh today as the year it was first aired. It has something for both adults and children, and hence makes great family viewing. Children dream of what they might become. For some it is cowboys, or ballerinas. The cynics would say these are popular culture stereotypes. But in this movie they are real characters, flaws and all.

It deals with the stuff of dreams, and the stuff of life. Dissolution/exhaustion with career, family, and the fragility of relationships. It also explores what happens when dreams hit reality, how things change over time as the main characters mature,and how two adults try and hold onto their dreams. When two strangers meet they are both at pivotal points in their lives, both personally and professionally. As Clay says to Natalia "Love isn't a strong enough word for it. sometimes I hate it! But... it's what I live for, you know?"

Features some great rodeo action, including bull and bronco riding by Lee Majors' character Clay.

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