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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.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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Details

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

Doris Steadman: I don't get involved, I get laid! It's fun, dammit! Anybody who says it's not is either a liar or doin' it wrong!
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Soundtracks

Baja Oklahoma
Written by Willie Nelson and Dan Jenkins
Performed by Lesley Ann Warren
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A funny entertaining drama with a lot of TEXAS in it.
30 January 2002 | by handyguySee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie when it was first shown and I'd like to see it again. Leslie Ann Warren is wonderful as Juanita. Of course the thrill is with Juanita getting to sing HER SONG with Willie Nelson! My only regret is that no one (to my knowledge) has recorded the title song.


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