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Hard to Hold (1984)

PG | | Drama, Music | 6 April 1984 (USA)
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)
Tracy Brooks Swope ...
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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6 April 1984 (USA)  »

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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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Stand Up
Performed by Rick Springfield
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the movie was so-so but the soundtrack was incredible
28 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The leading man, Rick Springfield did a good job with the lousy script he had to work with, but the casting could not have been worse for the leading lady. The actress (Janet Elliber) was ugly as dirt and looked about 15 years older than Rick, and there was nothing likable about her. She was supposed to be a mental health professional, yet she was extremely unbalanced and seemed to have a number of personality disorders. Patti Hansen gave a good performance as the jealous ex girl-friend, but her role wasn't developed enough to improve the film as a whole. Also, this movie came out before the PG-13 rating came along, so the editing is extremely choppy in places since the producers were trying to avoid an R rating. I think it definitely could have been better, and there are a few good scenes, particularly when Rick's character Jamie is performing on stage. Most of the music on the soundtrack was written and performed by Rick himself, and some of the songs like "Love Somebody" and "Don't Walk Away" are really memorable.


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