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Big Bad John (1990)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Western | 1 February 1990 (USA)
Jimmy Dean's popular 1950 song is translated into a feature length movie about a young couple who elopes to escape the girl's evil stepfather.

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Cletus Morgan
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Jake Calhoun
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Marie Mitchelle
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Alvin Mahoney
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Bob Simmons
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Blany
Red Steagall ...
Monahan
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Jacque (as Dan Kamin)
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Jimmy Dean's popular 1950 song is translated into a feature length movie about a young couple who elopes to escape the girl's evil stepfather.

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From one hell of a legend comes one hell of a motion picture.

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At 9 mins 36 seconds, a boom mic hovers above Jimmy Dean's head. See more »

Quotes

Lester: You have to find the sheep before you shear him.
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Pancho and Lefty
Written by Townes van Zandt
Performed by Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson
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Yee Haw!!!
8 May 2001 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

This movie has always been a favorite of mine. The cast is superb and draws on the American experience as a whole. Jimmy Dean is a classic all American Sheriff who takes his buddy along on a cross country trek to find Big Bad John. What more of an American tale could you think of? Not only does this movie create a picturesque vision of the American experience, it also takes the viewer on a whirlwind of action and adventure. I would recommend this movie to everyone, and if possible you should find a copy of this so you can enjoy watching it over and over. The acting is superb, the action is superb, the emotions are real, and the story is encompassing. Great movie!


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