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Hard to Hold (1984)

 -  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
Peter Van Norden ...
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 »

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Performed by Rick Springfield
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No all THAT bad
30 January 2006 | by (Corpus Christi, TX) – See all my reviews

This movie wasn't the worst movie made. Don't go to see it if you want to have deep thoughts! We are NOT talking Masterpiece Theatre! If you are a Rick Springfield fan (and there are a lot of us!) you will love this. Rick Springfield is NOT the worst actor around. It has a good story and GREAT music! It is a good love story. What normal woman doesn't fantasize about a famous, gorgeous, and nice man sweeping her off her feet?!?! Perfect 80s fun! Patti Hansen (Keith Richards' woman) is nutty and beyond, but it worked for her character. The most important reason to see it? A scene involving Rick Springfield that MAY or MAY NOT stay on! Bottom Line -- this movie is the perfect thing to watch when you want to have a bit of fantasy and not get hit over the head with how artistic or political it is.


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