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Pure Country (1992)

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Dusty gets tired of all the smoke and light effects, wonders what happened to doing it the way that made him famous and happy. Takes a walk to find what seems to be missing and finds himself and his music again!


Christopher Cain


Rex McGee
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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Strait ... Dusty Wyatt Chandler
Lesley Ann Warren ... Lula Rogers
Isabel Glasser ... Harley Tucker
Kyle Chandler ... Buddy Jackson
John Doe ... Earl Blackstock
Rory Calhoun ... Ernest Tucker
Molly McClure ... Grandma Ivy Chandler
James Terry McIlvain James Terry McIlvain ... Tim Tucker
Toby Metcalf Toby Metcalf ... J.W. Tucker
Mark Walters Mark Walters ... Al
Tom Christopher Tom Christopher ... Dave - Dusty's Bodyguard
Jeffrey R. Fontana Jeffrey R. Fontana ... Eddie - Dusty's Bodyguard
Jeff Prettyman Jeff Prettyman ... Bobby Louis
David Anthony David Anthony ... Dusty's Band
Mike D. Daily Mike D. Daily ... Dusty's Band


Dusty Chandler (Strait) is a super star in the country music world, but his shows have the style of a '70s rock concert. One day he takes a walk - out of his overdone concerts to find his real country roots. He's helped and hindered by friends and staff, but pushes on in his search for a real music style as well as a real romance. Written by Don Femia <donfemia@csn.net>

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Bright Lights. Hit Songs. Country's biggest star. He'd trade it all to find the kind of love he'd only sung about.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild violence, sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Final film of Rory Calhoun. See more »


In the first scene of the movie the tour bus is shown leaving one city and arriving at another. The city in both shots is Ft. Worth, Texas. See more »


Harley Tucker: You're quite a talented man, Mr. Wyatt
Dusty Wyatt Chandler: And you're quite a woman, Ms. Harley
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Followed by Pure Country 2: The Gift (2010) See more »


Written by JD Souther and Glenn Frey
Produced by Tony Brown and George Strait
Performed by George Strait
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User Reviews

George Strait is awesome!!!
5 January 2003 | by Michael_GonzalesSee all my reviews

I have seen this movie alot, if you are a George Strait fan you have to watch it. Even if you don't like country, this is a romantic loving movie. My Grandmother just bought me the DVD for Christmas because she knew I was a George Strait fan and I loved Pure Country. This is one of my favorite movies because it's country and also romantic. It has very low swear words, and there is no nudity. Quick summary: Dusty performs on stage and he gets this tired feeling of the smoke, lights, the microphone, and the amps. He decides to take a walk and loses track of time, he heads back wear hers grandmother lived and visits her. He cuts his beard and pony tail of and gets a clean shave, well he falls in love with a girl named Harley Tucker. Towards the end, Strait does not know why she was mad at him and slapped at him. He keeps coming to see her and asks what he did wrong, well the manager opened her big mouth. The manager told Dusty what happened and he was fearus, she apologized and he sent 4 tickets to the Tuckers. The Tuckers went to the show and Dusty comes out and sings "I cross my heart", to Harly Tucker. They hug and it's over, I would rate this movie 10/10 or 100%. Great for the whole family, for the youngsters close there ears on some parts such as the swearing. Thank you for listening to my review.

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Release Date:

23 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pure Country See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,739,680, 25 October 1992

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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