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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.

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Hank Rolike ...
Cleotus
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Clay Tanner ...
Junior
Mark Silva ...
Santos Reyes ...
Jesus Mendez
Debi Bieberly ...
Mrs. Carter
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Buford Tyler (as Claude Ennis Starrett Jr.)
James N. Harrell ...
Old Codger
Ron McPherson ...
P.R. Man
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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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If It Had Wheels Poke Could Drive It Better Than Anyone ALive! But With Mary Lee on his mind and the Sheriff on his back staying alive was the problem. See more »


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24 November 1976 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

A caminho do Texas  »

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2.35 : 1
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During most of the chase scenes, the cars that Poke and Duke are driving change alternately from 1972 to 1973 Plymouths. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Duke: [Sheriff Duke drives his car into a building, and Lenny is thrown out] Lenny, you alright?
Lenny: Yeah.
Sheriff Duke: Shut the door.
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nothing special here
28 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

This obscure (to me anyway) film has a lot of problems. All the characters are either one dimensional, annoying, or cliched. It's overlong, boring, and has a script that spends the first half meandering around endlessly, then gets hopelessly predictable.

In its defence I will say that it is less dated than many films from the 1970s, and is occasionally entertaining or amusing (mainly me laughing at the dolts who populate this film). And its handful of action scenes are decent...though I suspect they may seem better than they really are because even the most inept stunts would seem exciting compared to the generally mundane tone of the film.

You could do worse, but you could do much better too.


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