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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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A new kind of American hero

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Casey's Quest
Written, Produced and Performed by Chris Christian
Courtesy of Home Sweet Home Records, Inc.
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I just saw it for John Hawkes
15 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

There are just a few roles where Hawkes appears a little more than just a "little", and this movie is an example

he looks so handsome but at the same time so dumb about the movie I give it a 7, some things are cool but others are bizarre and inconcluse and the worst thing was the movie's quality !!!

it looked like the 78 instead of 1988 ! a big difference

at least I could see my babe John Hawkes............


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