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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
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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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

Final produced screen-story and screen-play of writer Thomas Hedley Jr. who had previously the year before penned Paramount's hit dance-music movie Flashdance (1983). 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

Diana Lawson: Will you stop harassing me? I know who you are, you're a rock person of some sort.
James Roberts: Do you like my music?
Diana Lawson: No, I don't like your music.
James Roberts: Why?
Diana Lawson: It's bubblegum!
James Roberts: Yeah? Well 21 million Americans seem to think different!
Diana Lawson: Well, bully for them!
James Roberts: *Bully* for them? What kind of word is "bully"? What kind of music do you like?
Diana Lawson: Tony Bennett.
James Roberts: Jesus...
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Referenced in Hell (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Stand Up
Performed by Rick Springfield
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Rick's talent
13 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The previous poster states that Rick has "no-talent". That is such a ridiculous statement considering Rick is a Grammy award winner and i'm sure has had more top 20 singles than the poster has! So, what I would like to comment on about this movie is that I enjoyed it. Is it a masterpiece? Of course not, but the music was great and there were some funny and touching scenes. It was entertaining and that is all I ask of a movie.

In my eyes Rick is very talented. The previous poster should remember that old saying that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder". Obviously a lot of other people see Rick with the same eye as I do. :-)


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