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A Small Town in Texas (1976)

A crooked sheriff in a small Southern town frames an ex-convict in a drug bust and takes his girlfriend.

Director:

Jack Starrett

Writer:

William W. Norton (as William Norton)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Bottoms ... Poke Jackson
Susan George ... Mary Lee
Bo Hopkins ... Sheriff Duke
Morgan Woodward ... C.J. Crane
John Karlen ... Lenny
Art Hindle ... Boogie
Hank Rolike ... Cleotus
George 'Buck' Flower ... Bull Parker
Clay Tanner Clay Tanner ... Junior
Mark Silva Mark Silva ... Kevin
Santos Reyes Santos Reyes ... Jesus Mendez
Debi Bieberly Debi Bieberly ... Mrs. Carter
Jack Starrett ... Buford Tyler (as Claude Ennis Starrett Jr.)
James N. Harrell James N. Harrell ... Old Codger
Ron McPherson Ron McPherson ... P.R. Man
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Storyline

After doing five years in prison on a drug charge, Poke is returns to his hometown intent on taking his sweetheart Mary Lee (and their child) away with him to California. His plan hits a snag, however, when he discovers that since his incarceration, Mary Lee has taken up with Duke, the very sheriff who put Poke behind bars in the first place. Things turn even worse for Poke when he later witnesses Duke assassinating a local Hispanic politician. Now with Duke out for his blood, Poke must choose to run for his life or make a stand. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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All Poke wanted was to get his girl and get out. All the Sheriff wanted... was to get Poke. See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 November 1976 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

A caminho do Texas See more »

Filming Locations:

Lockhart, Texas, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Movielab)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

During most of the chase scenes, the cars that Poke and Duke are driving change alternately from 1972 to 1973 Plymouths. See more »

Quotes

Poke Jackson: [after shooting Buford's truck] That was alright, Buford... I like shootin' trucks!
Buford Tyler: Stick with me, cowboy, and we'll shoot up half the county.
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Great action film for '70's drive-in fanatics.
31 December 2004 | by toypsychoSee all my reviews

A Small Town In Texas is a film that I put high on the list of genre action films that were a staple at drive-in's during the '1970's and '80's. The car action is great with real stunts. A great cast of film supporting actors and the always cool directing of the late Jack Starrett. Bo Hopkins is great as the sheriff, Morgan Woodward as the corrupt rich local, John Karlen and Clay Tanner as deputies, Susan George as the girlfriend is '70's hot!,Art Hindle is always good and Buck Flower steals the show as a cussin', spittin', tough-as-nails hick who helps Timothy Bottoms against the crooked law man. I hope a DVD release will be in the near future.


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