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Texas Lightning (1981)

R | | Action, Drama | June 1981 (USA)
A rough and tough macho truck driver decides to make his soft son more of a man by taking him hunting. They go on a holiday and go to a honky-tonk bar where the younger man falls in love with a burned out waitress.

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Fay
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Roy
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David Rini ...
Donna's Lover
Gary Law ...
Man in Bar
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A rough and tough macho truck driver decides to make his soft son more of a man by taking him hunting. They go on a holiday and go to a honky-tonk bar where the younger man falls in love with a burned out waitress.

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They're stormin' on the taverns... thunderin' over the roads... and just plain having a good ol' time!

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The original version of Texas Lightning was a serious drama called "The Boys", which producer Edward L. Montoro forced director Gary Graver to re-cut and shoot additional comedic footage for. The new version was released to the theaters as Texas Lightning, while the original cut of the boys remains officially unreleased to this day. An illegitimate video was released in Finland in the early 90's. There might also be other European bootleg editions. See more »

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Although taking place in Texas, when the rednecks are stopped for speeding, the car, with California civilian license plates, says "Highway Patrol" but the patch on the cop's uniform says "Sheriff's Dept." See more »

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Referenced in Trick or Treats (1982) See more »

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Typical Day
Composed and Sung by Maureen McCormick
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If it were any more garbled, it would look like home movies from another country...
23 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

Maureen McCormick from "The Brady Bunch" is actually a pretty good actress (I recall seeing her on TV's "The Streets Of San Francisco" in '74 or '75 convincingly playing a prostitute), and I see why she took on this low-budget project, but, alas, it is a film constructed by filmmakers who have little idea how to construct a film. Maureen plays a honkytonk waitress who befriends a backwards young man in town on a hunting trip with his "macho" dad and the dad's sniggering pals; peppy McCormick takes the kid back to her room to make out (I think) but the other guys burst in and try to rape her (from what I could see through the production murk, 'rape' would be difficult for these lousy Lotharios). I think Maureen took this acting job because it's a sympathetic part and she gets to sing and play her guitar. She probably had no idea how it was going to turn out. How did it turn out? It's so bad that when I searched the credits for a director--it wasn't to see who he was but if the movie even had one.


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