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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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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Adam Caryle Taylor ...
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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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1 February 1990 (USA)  »

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Lester: You have to find the sheep before you shear him.
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Little Bits and Pieces
Written by Hank Cochran and Dean Dillon
Performed by Shelby Lynne
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Pretty good redneck action flick
24 April 2001 | by (Kimberling City, MO.) – See all my reviews

I'm a sucker for these kinds of movies but I really enjoyed Big Bad John. I'm sure no one has ever heard of it and I seriously doubt if any one will EVER read this review but since no one has bothered, I think I will "do the honors".

I first saw this movie when I was nine years old. Well, I'm twenty now. It was cool then and it's cool now. I usually like anything with Bo Hopkins in it and this is no exception. Even though he is one of the baddies.

This is just an old-fashioned, good ole boy flick. If that's your sort of thing and you can actually find a copy of this, give it a run


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