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Hard to Hold (1984)

PG | | Drama, Music | 6 April 1984 (USA)
A famous rock star falls in love with a child psychologist who has ears only for the classics, and has never heard of him.

Director:

Larry Peerce

Writers:

Thomas Hedley Jr. (story) (as Tom Hedley), Richard Rothstein (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Springfield ... James Roberts
Janet Eilber ... Diana Lawson
Patti Hansen ... Nicky Nides
Albert Salmi ... Johnny Lawson
Gregory Itzin ... Owen
Peter Van Norden ... Casserole
Bill Mumy ... The James Roberts Band - Keyboard
Tony Fox Sales Tony Fox Sales ... The James Roberts Band - Guitar
Mike Baird Mike Baird ... The James Roberts Band - Drums
Robert Popwell Robert Popwell ... The James Roberts Band - Bass (as Robert 'Pops' Popwell)
Tracy Brooks Swope ... Toby
Heather Haase Heather Haase ... Cal Mussetter (as Heather Devore-Haase)
Carole Tru Foster Carole Tru Foster ... Mrs. Mussetter
Garry Goodrow Garry Goodrow ... Maitre d'
Frank Ronzio ... Flower Vendor
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Storyline

Rock star Jaime Roberts (Rick Springfield) is living the highlife and is used to having his way with women. He meets child psychologist Diana Lawson, who only has ears for the classics, and has never heard of him. Complications arise when his crazy ex-girlfriend Nicky Nides remains a member of his band, and isn't ready to give up easily. Love is hard to find when the whole world is watching. Great soundtrack by Rick Springfield as well as Peter Gabriel, Graham Parker and Nona Hendryx. Written by Tony Bridges <tbridges@spicer.com>

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Love is hard to find, when the whole world is watching. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

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Trivia

The movie was not the cinema film debut of singer Rick Springfield who had previously portrayed Lieutenant Zac in the feature film Battlestar Galactica (1978). This was despite the fact that film posters for the movie boasted slogans like "Rick Springfield in his motion picture debut". See more »

Goofs

When Jamie sends flowers to Diana (at around 12 mins), they are pink and red, but when his road guy comes back with the refused flowers, they are yellow. See more »

Quotes

Diana Lawson: Will you stop harassing me? I know who you are, you're a rock person of some sort.
James Roberts: Do you like my music?
Diana Lawson: No, I don't like your music.
James Roberts: Why?
Diana Lawson: It's bubblegum!
James Roberts: Yeah? Well 21 million Americans seem to think different!
Diana Lawson: Well, bully for them!
James Roberts: *Bully* for them? What kind of word is "bully"? What kind of music do you like?
Diana Lawson: Tony Bennett.
James Roberts: Jesus...
[...]
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: They'll Do it Every Time: Part One (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

S.F.O.
(Instrumental)
Performed by Rick Springfield
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Rick's talent
13 November 2006 | by rickwichedSee all my reviews

The previous poster states that Rick has "no-talent". That is such a ridiculous statement considering Rick is a Grammy award winner and i'm sure has had more top 20 singles than the poster has! So, what I would like to comment on about this movie is that I enjoyed it. Is it a masterpiece? Of course not, but the music was great and there were some funny and touching scenes. It was entertaining and that is all I ask of a movie.

In my eyes Rick is very talented. The previous poster should remember that old saying that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder". Obviously a lot of other people see Rick with the same eye as I do. :-)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Forever One See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,410,001, 8 April 1984

Gross USA:

$11,113,806

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,113,806
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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