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Dakota (1988)

 -  Drama  -  2 December 1988 (USA)
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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Ben Jones ...
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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A new kind of American hero

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Drama

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2 December 1988 (USA)  »

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Life Ain't Got No Reason and It Sure Don't Rhyme
Written by J. Clark Wilcox
Produced by Charlie McCoy
Performed by The Shoppe
Courtesy of The Shoppe, Inc.
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For Lou Diamond Phillips fans only!
10 February 2001 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

This film is too skeletal. It's a fairly low-budget film (I hope!) which excuses it somewhat, but the lack of a decent cast and a fleshed out plot hurts it too much. Phillips is quite believable in his role as a torn-apart son of a well-off family who's searching for himself (though his family is...er...well, a little too white...), but the rest of the cast is grasping at straws. Every moment that has potential is ruined by excessive melodrama, and there are *way* too many sub-plots (which is an obvious sign of plot-deficiency. They needed filler...) I wouldn't recommend this film to anyone who isn't either a hard-core Phillips fan, or who has absolutely *nothing* to do. 4/10.


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