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Hard Country (1981)

R | | Drama | April 1981 (USA)
Ambitious young Jodie wants more out of life than the small Texas country town she lives in has to offer. Jodie realizes that in order to pursue her dreams she will have to leave Texas and ... See full summary »

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David Greene

Writers:

Michael Kane (story), Michael Martin Murphey (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan-Michael Vincent ... Kyle
Kim Basinger ... Jodie
Michael Parks ... Royce
Gailard Sartain ... Johnny Bob
Sierra Pecheur Sierra Pecheur ... Mama
John Chappell John Chappell ... Daddy
Tanya Tucker ... Caroline
Daryl Hannah ... Loretta
Lewis Van Bergen ... Ransom
Ted Neeley ... Wesley
Curtis Credel Curtis Credel ... Dale
Scotch Byerley Scotch Byerley ... Aaron
Richard Lineback ... Larry
Elise Caitlin Elise Caitlin ... Cowgirl #1
Danone Camden Danone Camden ... Cowgirl #2
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Storyline

Ambitious young Jodie wants more out of life than the small Texas country town she lives in has to offer. Jodie realizes that in order to pursue her dreams she will have to leave Texas and move to the big city. However, her shiftless factory worker boyfriend Kyle wants to stay in Texas. Written by Woodyanders

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The loving was easy. It's the leaving that's hard. See more »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jodie - Irgendwo in Texas See more »

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Originally slated for an October 1980 release. See more »

Quotes

Caroline: A woman who needs space for herself gets out of Texas. It's a great place to be from and a great place to come home to but you've gotta leave it first, before it smothers you.
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Soundtracks

SOMEBODY MUST HAVE LOVED YOU RIGHT LAST NIGHT
Performed by Tanya Tucker
Through the courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
Music and Lyrics by Ken Bell
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Texas life
5 July 2015 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Kim Basinger made her feature film debut as a woman in a small town in a small town in Texas questioning her relationship with her redneck boyfriend. "Hard Country" strikes me as an attempt to look at the feminist movement. The movie DOES feature a lot of Texas stereotypes, although they're probably accurate. In the end, I thought that it did a good job showing the main character's desperation with her irresponsible boyfriend and lack of opportunities in this small town. And the soundtrack proves what should be well known by now: a lot of good music comes from the Lone Star State (it almost makes you forget that Texas is full of, well, Texans). And it should go without saying that Basinger looks mighty fine throughout the movie (as she always does).

Also starring are Jan-Michael Vincent, Michael Parks, Tanya Tucker, Daryl Hannah and Ted Neeley (Jesus in "Jesus Christ Superstar" and more recently a tracker in "Django Unchained").


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