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Uphill All the Way (1986)

PG | | Comedy | January 1986 (USA)
Two unemployed good ol' boys are mistaken for a pair of notorious bank robbers.


Frank Q. Dobbs


Frank Q. Dobbs




Cast overview, first billed only:
Roy Clark ... Ben Hooker
Mel Tillis ... Booger Skaggs
Burl Ives ... Sheriff John Catledge
Glen Campbell ... Captain Hazeltojn
Trish Van Devere ... The Widow Quinn
Richard Paul ... Thaddeus Dillman
Elaine Joyce ... Miss Jesse
Jacque Lynn Colton Jacque Lynn Colton ... Lucinda
Frank Gorshin ... Pike
Sheb Wooley ... Anson Sudro
Burton Gilliam ... Corporal
Gailard Sartain ... Private
Rockne Tarkington ... Leon
Jack DeLeon ... Sam Osmond (as Christopher Weeks)
Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez ... Chicken Carlos


Two unemployed good ol' boys are mistaken for a pair of notorious bank robbers.

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Out of the vast and glorious west gallops the legend of ... Booger and Ben! See more »




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Release Date:

January 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La poursuite pitoyable See more »

Filming Locations:

Lajitas, Texas, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Melroy, Guardian See more »
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Did You Know?


Elaine Joyce plugged this movie while she was a panelist on Super Password in 1984. See more »


On the train at the end, Ben claims that his and Booger's tickets are in the baggage car. But in exterior shots of the train, it clearly has no baggage car. See more »


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Words and Music by Dave Hanner
Performed by Glen Campbell
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A movie ratable by any standard
11 November 2006 | by caa821See all my reviews

This is a movie, which by any standard - whether the top rating is 4 or 5 stars, or 10 stars, or even 100 stars, rates a score of "1."

Both leads - Tillis and Clark - have had their own theaters in Branson, and both are extremely talented and engaging performers. Having lived in that area for several years, I had occasions to see both performing in their theaters, and to meet both at civic/charity events in Branson. In-person, both are also friendly, affable men - not always the case with prominent performers.

However, watching them act in a full-length movie, is akin to having to watch and listen to, say, Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman deliver a full-length concert singing 10 or 15 songs each. It would be enjoyable to see Mel and Roy "acting," or Robert and Dustin "singing," say, in a 10-minute SNL or MAD TV skit, or some similar venue, for the pure humor - but not for an hour-and-a-half or more.

Boost this one from its deserved single star to three - one additional for each of the leads, based on their career histories, and at least an affable approach to the on-screen proceedings.

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