John Dakota is young bum with a hidden past. He meets a nice family and works on their ranch. He soon becomes a good friend of the disabled son and helps them overcome local problems.

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John Dakota
DeeDee Norton ...
Molly Lechner
Herta Ware ...
Aunt Zard
Eli Cummins ...
Walt Lechner
Jordan Burton ...
Casey Lechner
Steve Ruge ...
Bo Sandoval
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Rooster
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Rob Diamond
Leslie Mullin ...
Cynthia Diamond
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Mr. Diamond
Connie Coit ...
Mrs. Diamond
Susan Crippin ...
Alicia
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Sheriff
Robert Lemus ...
Eric Dakota
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Mr. Dakota
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John Dakota is young bum with a hidden past. He meets a nice family and works on their ranch. He soon becomes a good friend of the disabled son and helps them overcome local problems. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Dakota's Theme
Written, Produced and Performed by Chris Christian
Courtesy of Home Sweet Home Records, Inc.
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Revenge of the 80's: Lou Diamond Phillipd Superstar.

Dakota (1988) was another early Lou Diamond Phillips starring vehicle. This film is similar to the later released film Harley. There are a few differences but they're both the same. I don't know which one came first. I guess it'll remain one of the mysteries of life. But they both are troubled "kids" who are trying to turn there lives around. Instead of bikes this one involves horses. They're basically the same movie and they're both cheesy as hell. If you're a serious L.D.P. fan then I recommend that you watch them both. You get some extreme mugging and posturing from L.D.P. if you're game then go for it.

Not recommended, except for L.D.P. fans!!!


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