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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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Sometimes a woman has to leave the man she loves... to find herself. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Film debut of Kim Basinger 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

I'VE NEVER SAID NO BEFORE
Performed by Tanya Tucker
Through the courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
Music and Lyrics by Mark Gray
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Great movie, well worth watching.
18 December 2004 | by kiltappSee all my reviews

I found this movie very entertaining. Vincent is great, as well as Kim Basinger, I would even say awesome. The intensity through the whole picture, both regarding chemistry between actors and events, makes this 100 minutes well worth watching. Thanks to the intensity, even some of the more or less over the top Texas clichés becomes very interesting. And the environment is great as well. If I would say a couple of things about the minor good things, it would be the returning scenes with performances. They're great, but they're too many. Tanya Tucker even sings two full songs, making it partly look more like a musical than a motion picture. These are minor flaws though, and they're easily overlooked.


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