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!
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CACTUS LINE DANCE
Written and Produced by Steve Dorff
Performed by the Cactus Brothers See more »
"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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