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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kyle
... Jodie
... Royce
... Johnny Bob
Sierra Pecheur ... Mama
John Chappell ... Daddy
... Caroline
... Loretta
... Ransom
... Wesley
Curtis Credel ... Dale
Scotch Byerley ... Aaron
... Larry
Elise Caitlin ... Cowgirl #1
Danone Camden ... Cowgirl #2
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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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It's hard to stay. It's hard to leave. See more »

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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 »

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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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BREAK MY MIND
Performed by Michael Martin Murphey
Music and Lyrics by John D. Loudermilk
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I was in it!
4 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

This was filmed in Bakersfield. I was a cowboy extra in the bar scenes. We drank Lone Star beer until they ran out and would only let us pretend to drink when film was in the camera LOL. A good friend was the stand in for Kim Basinger. Made $70/day and had a ball. Because of this I have a Kevin Bacon number of 2! How many can say that? When not in the scene we all played poker in a tent and got pretty wasted on that Lone Star. They fed us if we worked over 6 hours I think. Good sack lunches. One take was at night and was a blast. They used the Basque Club on South Union to film in. They had it all decorated like a Texas honky tonk bar which was the setting of the movie. One scene was shot in a small restaurant in town. I went to see it but discovered I was on the cutting room floor.


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