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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:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 November 1976 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

A caminho do Texas See more »

Filming Locations:

Kyle, Texas, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Movielab)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

The truck that Poke is driving at the end chase scene changes alternately from both headlights out, to both headlights intact to the left headlight out. 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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Fun movie with 70's flair
5 June 2003 | by DJAkinSee all my reviews

This movie was a cross between BILLY JACK, DUKES OF HAZZARD and that's it. It was a fun movie. Tim Bottoms is always a good person to watch act. The ending was sudden and typical of that decade of movies.

If it's on, see it.


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