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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Dean ...
Cletus Morgan
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Jake Calhoun
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Charlie Mitchelle
Romy Windsor ...
Marie Mitchelle
Jeff Osterhage ...
Alvin Mahoney
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Billy Mahoney
Doug English ...
Big Bad John Tyler
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Bob Simmons
Amzie Strickland ...
Nellie
Jerry Potter ...
Blany
Red Steagall ...
Monahan
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Jacque (as Dan Kamin)
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Lady Police Officer
Adam Caryle Taylor ...
Young Police Officer
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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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Action | Drama | Western

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Goofs

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

Quotes

Cletus Morgan: If you want the keys, Billy, you're gonna have to shoot me to get 'em.
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Uncle Pen
Written by Bill Monroe
Performed by Ricky Skaggs
Produced by Ricky Skaggs
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A great movie
7 July 2001 | by (Wyoming) – See all my reviews

All in all, Big Bad John was a hilarious, and touching movie. If you want romance, tragedy, and humor, this movie's got it. If you're a fan of the song (like I am) you pretty much know how it ends. But if you don't, or do and want to watch it anyway, I strongly recommend this movie. Jack Elam and Jimmy Dean are a hilarious pair with great chemistry. However, I wouldn't recommend this movie to strict urban folk. You have to understand where these people are supposed to be coming from, and only a handful of us are left. But even a few urban folk might understand it, and appreciate it for what it is: a good, down home movie that'll make you laugh, cry, and be inspired.


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