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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!



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dusty Wyatt Chandler
... Lula Rogers
... Harley Tucker
... Buddy Jackson
... Earl Blackstock
... Ernest Tucker
... Grandma Ivy Chandler
James Terry McIlvain ... Tim Tucker
Toby Metcalf ... J.W. Tucker
Mark Walters ... Al
Tom Christopher ... Dave - Dusty's Bodyguard
Jeffrey R. Fontana ... Eddie - Dusty's Bodyguard
Jeff Prettyman ... Bobby Louis
David Anthony ... Dusty's Band
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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Release Date:

23 October 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Coeur de cowboy  »


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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


George Strait almost turned down this movie for fear that it might put his singing career in jeopardy. Several years afterward he said that at one time he felt the kind of burnout his character did when he was doing 250 dates a year, but it was never so bad that he would just walk away from it all. 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 »


Grandma Ivy Chandler: Well, sometimes the tree grows too fast and the roots don't develop. And sometimes you have to chop off the top of that tree to let the roots catch up.
Earl Blackstock: But do you know where he's at?
Grandma Ivy Chandler: No, but I expect if you follow the roots, you'll find him.
Earl Blackstock: Grandma Ivy, in all the years I've known you I've never heard you answer a question directly.
Grandma Ivy Chandler: There are no answers. Only the search.
Earl Blackstock: Yup, whatever that means.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Laserblast (1996) See more »


Written by JD Souther and Glenn Frey
Produced by Tony Brown and George Strait
Performed by George Strait
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If You Like George Strait...
9 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is quite simply a movie that will be enjoyed by country music fans. Pure Country is a throw-back type of a picture. Simply put, there's nothing to take away from this film. It either makes you feel good, or you don't like country music. If you DO like country, then sit back and enjoy, as this film is NOT meant to be taken seriously.

George Strait stars in this film about a musician who is at a crossroads. As his career has become bigger, the less control he has over himself. In a moment of clarity, he decides to "take a walk" to find himself, leading to a better understanding of himself, as well as his finding and falling for a girl.

This film holds no surprises and it doesn't try to. It simply tries to entertain, and that it does, at least for a George Strait fan.

True, the acting leaves MUCH to be desired. But honestly, if you are watching this film, the LAST thing that you are thinking about is Oscar winning performances.

This film is a throwback to the days of yesteryear and the singing cowboy. No one took those films seriously, and neither should anyone take this one seriously either. Just sit back and enjoy.

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