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Hard to Hold (1984)

PG  |   |  Drama, Music  |  29 June 1984 (Sweden)
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Details the efforts of a pop-rock star (James Roberts / Rick Springfield) to win the love of a woman he meets in a car accident. None of the usual gambits work on this woman, who has never ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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James Roberts
Janet Eilber ...
Diana Lawson
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Nicky Nides
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Johnny Lawson
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Owen
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Casserole
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The James Roberts Band - Keyboard
Tony Fox Sales ...
The James Roberts Band - Guitar
Mike Baird ...
The James Roberts Band - Drums
Robert Popwell ...
The James Roberts Band - Bass (as Robert 'Pops' Popwell)
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Toby
Heather Haase ...
Cal Mussetter (as Heather Devore-Haase)
Carole Tru Foster ...
Mrs. Mussetter
Garry Goodrow ...
Maitre d'
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Flower Vendor
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Storyline

Details the efforts of a pop-rock star (James Roberts / Rick Springfield) to win the love of a woman he meets in a car accident. None of the usual gambits work on this woman, who has never heard of him. Complications arise involving the ex-girlfriend Nicky, who is still in his band. Lots of Springfield tunes help the plot along. Written by Tony Bridges <tbridges@spicer.com>

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Love is hard to find, when the whole world is watching.

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Drama | Music

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29 June 1984 (Sweden)  »

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Forever One  »

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Trivia

The nickname of rock star James Roberts (Rick Springfield) was "Jamie". See more »

Goofs

When Jamie sends flowers to Diana (at around 12 mins), they are pink and red, but when his road guy comes back with the refused flowers, they are yellow. See more »

Quotes

James Roberts: [after crashing into Diana's car, he gets out to help] Oh, I'm sorry! That was my fault!
Diana Lawson: No shit!
James Roberts: This just hasn't been my day.
Diana Lawson: Sure as hell hasn't been mine!
James Roberts: I feel terrible about this, look I'll be glad to buy you another car.
Diana Lawson: Your insurance information will be sufficient.
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Referenced in Hell (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

The Great Lost Art Of Conversation
Performed by Rick Springfield
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Not a bad movie for the average Eighties Geek
19 January 2007 | by (Maritimes, Canada) – See all my reviews

If you were a teenager in the 1980's, as I was, you probably would've liked this movie. I'd taped it off the TV and watched it probably 10 times, although I haven't seen it in 20 years. It would likely be impossible to find it on DVD now. The plot line is fairly simple and the characters rather wooden, causing you to look forward to the performance videos. It does have some sweet moments however. I wanted my hair styled just like Rick's when I was 17 or so. I even took the video to the hairdressers for her to see, but couldn't match it. The soundtrack is a collection of great eighties Rick music too - Love Somebody is an underrated classic.


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