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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 »

Director:

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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Drama

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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:

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Trivia

Co-writer of the story Michael Martin Murphey is better known as a singer-songwriter, from the Monkees lesser hit "What Am I Doing Hangin' Round", to the 70s adult contemporary hit "Wildfire". Murphey also makes a cameo in this film, as Michael (presumably in a band). 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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TAKE IT AS IT COMES
Composed and Performed by Michael Martin Murphey
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Thia is a great movie!!!!
12 December 2005 | by kershawcoguardSee all my reviews

This is one of the best movies I've had the pleasure of watching. It sorta reminds me of "Urban Cowboy" because a lot of the movie takes place at a honky tonk and the main characters in the movie likes to go there a lot. I liked the part where they pulled Johnny Bob's mobile home/worm farm out onto the highway and left it. Later on Johnny Bob does a belly whopper off the barroom table and winds up hurt. And that was one heckuva fight that Vicent got into with his mobile home selling brother. Vincent sure did have one sleazy brother when he was sitting in his office watching porno and then tried to seduce Vincent's girlfriend played by Kim Basinger. I don't know if Vincent got into that fight with his brother cause he was jealous of all the money that his brother had, or because he was messing with his girlfriend. I think Vincent's brother musta been greedy or something because his wife sure was gorgeous. So why woulda he wanta hit on Jodie(Basinger)? If this movie was made today and Vincent woulda tried to run outta on the runway to beg his girlfriend from leaving, he mighta got shot! Seriously, this was a good movie and I hope to get it on DVD!


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