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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





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?


George Strait's only live action film to date. 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 »


Dusty Wyatt Chandler: Man, I should've known you'd find me. How'd you do it?
Earl Blackstock: Oh, something to do with trees and roots. You wouldn't believe me if I told you.
Dusty Wyatt Chandler: Grandma Ivy.
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Written and Produced by Steve Dorff
Performed by the Cactus Brothers
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Pure clichés
6 August 2016 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

"Pure Country" didn't exactly light the box office on fire when it was released to theaters, despite it starring country music superstar George Strait. It's easy to see why upon actually watching the movie for yourself. The script is the main offender here. It is packed with clichés that would have seemed old hat to moviegoers several decades earlier. What makes the hoary story even worse is that it's stretched out past the breaking point; there's no reason why this retelling had to be almost two hours in length. Despite this great length, there seems to be footage that is missing, from linking footage to footage that would have given Strait's character some depth and personality. This may explain why Strait's performance is pretty bad; while he's not the worst singer-turned- actor I've seen, his acting is really subdued and lacks passion. As for the music, I wasn't really all that impressed, though I guess I should mention I've never been a big fan of country music. The only life to be found in the movie is when veteran actor Rory Calhoun is on the screen, though alas, he's given very little to do or work with.

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Release Date:

23 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,739,680, 25 October 1992

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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