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Dakota (1988)

PG | | Drama | 2 December 1988 (USA)
John Dakota is young bum with a hidden past. He meets a nice family and works on their ranch. He soon becomes a good friend of the disabled son and helps them overcome local problems.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... John Dakota
DeeDee Norton ... Molly Lechner
Herta Ware ... Aunt Zard
Eli Cummins ... Walt Lechner
Jordan Burton ... Casey Lechner
Steve Ruge ... Bo Sandoval
... Rooster
... Rob Diamond
Leslie Mullin ... Cynthia Diamond
... Mr. Diamond
Connie Coit ... Mrs. Diamond
Susan Crippin ... Alicia
... Sheriff
Robert Lemus ... Eric Dakota
... Mr. Dakota
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John Dakota is young bum with a hidden past. He meets a nice family and works on their ranch. He soon becomes a good friend of the disabled son and helps them overcome local problems. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Texas Sand
Written and Produced by Chris Christian
Performed by Wayne Watson
Courtesy of Home Sweet Home Records, Inc. and Dayspring Records
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9 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

Dakota was filmed in the spring of 1987 and some of the Texas filming locations included the McKinney Town Square, Collin County Grain Mill & Elevator, Westminster-Anna ( Aunt Zards), Allen Water Tower, The Circle T Ranch in Roanoke, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area near Fredericksburg. Most of the cast and crew were from Texas with the exception of Actress Herta Ware who plays Aunt Zard. Actors Eli Cummins, Lawrence Montaigne and Helena Humann (scenes deleted) had a list of credits to their names. At the time Lou Diamond Phillips had already filmed La Bamba and had completed filming The Los Lobos Music Video La Bamba for MTV. The Movie Premiere of Dakota took place November 1,1988 at The Northpark III in Dallas.


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