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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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Jake Calhoun
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Charlie Mitchelle
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Marie Mitchelle
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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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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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Every Road You Take Will Bring You Home
Written by Danny Steagall and Ken Sutherland
Performed by Danny Steagall
Produced by Ken Sutherland
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Miscast, misguided mistake
19 February 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A good ol' boy film is almost required to have moonshine, car chases, a storyline that has a vague resemblance to "plot" and at least one very pretty country gal, barefoot with short shorts and a low top. The pretty gal is here (dressed in designer jeans)-- but the redneck prerequisites stop there. Jimmy Dean is a natural as a sausage spokesman but as a tough guy former sheriff, he comes up way short. Big John is big, but he isn't convincing with the "bad" part of his moniker. Bug-eyed Jack Elam is a hoot as always and Bo Hopkins has been playing this same part for decades; Ned Beatty also does his part in a small role... but there is no STORY. It smells more like an episode of In The Heat Of The Night than a feature film. Cornball cornpone with easily predictable sentiment. Perhaps the most glaring problem with this movie is Charlie Daniels singing the theme. You know the one; it was made famous by... Jimmy Dean.


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