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Dan Jenkins co-wrote the screenplay based on his novel of the same name about Juanita, a barmaid in Ft. Worth, Texas, who wants to be a country-western songwriter.

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Bobby Roth

Writers:

Dan Jenkins (novel), Dan Jenkins (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lesley Ann Warren ... Juanita Hutchins
Peter Coyote ... Slick Henderson
Swoosie Kurtz ... Doris Steadman
Billy Vera Billy Vera ... Lonnie Slocum
Anthony Zerbe ... Ole Jeemy Williams
William Forsythe ... Tommy Earl Browner
Willie Nelson ... Himself
Julia Roberts ... Candy Hutchins
Bruce Abbott ... Dove Christian
Carmen Argenziano ... Roy Simmons
Paul Bartel ... Minister
Jordan Charney ... Beecher Perry
Carole Davis ... Tina Busher (as Carole Raphaelle Davis)
Linda Dona ... Martha Healy
Rhonda Dotson Rhonda Dotson ... Kathy
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Dan Jenkins co-wrote the screenplay based on his novel of the same name about Juanita, a barmaid in Ft. Worth, Texas, who wants to be a country-western songwriter. Written by Bev Kelsey

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A honky-tonk romance with a heart of pure gold.

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Paixão da Sua Vida See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Worth, Texas, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

[a construction worker whistles at Juanita]
Juanita Hutchens: Thank you! Thank you very much!
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Soundtracks

Baja Oklahoma
Written by Willie Nelson and Dan Jenkins
Performed by Lesley Ann Warren
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Definitely for Texans
19 June 1999 | by CDRBevSee all my reviews

This is a gem of a TV movie, especially for Texans. And as a TCU alum, I really enjoyed the brief allusions to the school and its not-so-hot football team. Dan Jenkins has a quirky writing style which he translated to the screen with aplomb. Swoosie Kurtz is a stitch and portrays the adventure-seeking housewife to the hilt. Although you won't see it in most of her biographies, this is one of Julia Roberts' early films, and she makes the perfect daughter for Leslie Ann Warren's character. Willie's brief and unexpected appearance will be enjoyed by his fans and is the perfect conclusion to this little treat.


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