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Pure Country (1992)

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Dusty Chandler (Strait) is a super star in the country music world, but his shows have the style of a '70s rock concert. One day he takes a walk - out of his overdone concerts to find his ... See full summary »

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Dusty Chandler (Strait) is a super star in the country music world, but his shows have the style of a '70s rock concert. One day he takes a walk - out of his overdone concerts to find his real country roots. He's helped and hindered by friends and staff, but pushes on in his search for a real music style as well as a real romance. Written by Don Femia <donfemia@csn.net>

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Bright Lights. Hit Songs. Country's biggest star. He'd trade it all to find the kind of love he'd only sung about.


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Rated PG for some mild violence, sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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23 October 1992 (USA)  »

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Coeur de cowboy  »

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$15,164,458 (USA)
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George Strait almost turned down this movie for fear that it might put his singing career in jeopardy. Several years afterward he said that at one time he felt the kind of burnout his character did when he was doing 250 dates a year, but it was never so bad that he would just walk away from it all. See more »

Goofs

In the first scene of the movie the tour bus is shown leaving one city and arriving at another. The city in both shots is Ft. Worth, Texas. See more »

Quotes

Earl Blackstock: You know, Grandma Ivy, in all the years I've know you I don't think you've ever answered a question directly.
Grandma Ivy Chandler: There are no answers. Only the search.
Earl Blackstock: Yeah...
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Connections

Followed by Pure Country 2: The Gift (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

HEARTLAND
Written by Steve Dorff and John Bettis
Produced by Tony Brown and George Strait
Performed by George Strait
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Pure Country...yep that's what it is!
25 July 2002 | by (San Antonio Texas) – See all my reviews

This is a good vehicle for George Strait, although it IS a little hokey at times. Some of the dialogue seems to be a bit too predictable, some of the plot lines too hackneyed, but hey, it's only a movie! It's not an Academy Award nominee! This is a good film about a country music star who has had it with all the "stuff" of performing, and has had it with 'performing' itself. He simply wants to sing and play his guitar, he wants to get back to the basics of what pleased him about music in the first place. I wouldn't expect too many people outside of fans of country music to like this movie, or even understand it, but I like it. I understand it. And I accept it as 'Pure Entertainment'...and with a soundtrack like this one has, it can't go wrong. One might want to find a copy of "The Nashville Rebel" (sp) starring a very young and barefaced Waylon Jennings for comparison.


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