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Dakota (1988)

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.

Director:

Fred Holmes

Writers:

Darryl Kuntz (as Darryl J. Kuntz), Sara Lynn Kuntz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lou Diamond Phillips ... John Dakota
DeeDee Norton DeeDee Norton ... Molly Lechner
Herta Ware Herta Ware ... Aunt Zard
Eli Cummins Eli Cummins ... Walt Lechner
Jordan Burton Jordan Burton ... Casey Lechner
Steve Ruge Steve Ruge ... Bo Sandoval
John Hawkes ... Rooster
Tom Campitelli ... Rob Diamond
Leslie Mullin Leslie Mullin ... Cynthia Diamond
Lawrence Montaigne ... Mr. Diamond
Connie Coit Connie Coit ... Mrs. Diamond
Susan Crippin Susan Crippin ... Alicia
Rodger Boyce ... Sheriff
Robert Lemus Robert Lemus ... Eric Dakota
Ben Jones ... 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

Genres:

Drama

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PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Johnny Dakota See more »

Filming Locations:

Roanoke, Texas, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Miramax See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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As Each Day Goes By
Written and Produced by Chris Christian
Performed by Wayne Watson
Courtesy of Home Sweet Home Records, Inc. and Dayspring Records
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Revenge of the 80's: Lou Diamond Phillipd Superstar.
28 July 2005 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

Dakota (1988) was another early Lou Diamond Phillips starring vehicle. This film is similar to the later released film Harley. There are a few differences but they're both the same. I don't know which one came first. I guess it'll remain one of the mysteries of life. But they both are troubled "kids" who are trying to turn there lives around. Instead of bikes this one involves horses. They're basically the same movie and they're both cheesy as hell. If you're a serious L.D.P. fan then I recommend that you watch them both. You get some extreme mugging and posturing from L.D.P. if you're game then go for it.

Not recommended, except for L.D.P. fans!!!


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