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Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack (1998)

Fact-based story about a woman's fight to get her rodeo star husband freed from a false murder conviction.


John Miglis


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Credited cast:
Lisa Hartman ... Ponder Favor (as Lisa Hartman Black)
Clint Black ... Cadillac Jack Favor
Bill Bolender ... Lenny
Joe Stevens ... Vernon Kelly
Sean Hennigan ... D.A. Earl Wiggins
Todd Terry ... Chester Anderson
Robert Norsworthy ... Sheriff Gerker
Brandon Smith ... Warden
Rodger Boyce ... Leon Halsey
Mac Davis ... Clayton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brent Anderson ... Asst. D.A.
Laura Ault ... Courtroom Spectator
Joe Berryman ... Judge
Julio Cesar Cedillo ... Nestor (as Julio Cedillo)
Nancy Drotning Nancy Drotning ... Doris


Fact-based story about a woman's fight to get her rodeo star husband freed from a false murder conviction.

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Shackled to Clint as he gets off the bus at the prison is inmmate "Morris", a nod to the director of the MOV. Playing Morris is filmmaker Benjamin Wilbanks who went on to make Night Crawlers and co-create the series "Ghostbreakers" See more »

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Please stop acting Mr. Black!
17 January 2005 | by lameroSee all my reviews

This is the first time, married couple Hartman + Black act in front of a camera for a TV-movie. Insiders talk about a Clint Black, who had to convince his wife to take the female leading part as "Ponder Favor" and it was a real faux pas for Lisa Hartman to comply with Black's request: In my opinion the acting and writing are so bad that this movie, though based on fact, is almost beyond belief! Especially Clint Black ("Jack Favor") sets a sad example of a country singer who tries to be a serious actor: Every time "Ponder" comes to visit him in jail, a painful scene is guaranteed in which he struggles to shed a tear or grit his tears! Oh Clint, ummm "Jack", you're such a heroe! Without an equivalent vis-à-vis as an actor it's not a big astonishment that professional actress Lisa Hartman doesn't act "professional". The same movie with another casting would have been a hit... probably... Who knows? So even the "People weekly" magazine named "Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack Favor" as one of the worst TV-movies of the year 1998! I gave it a 2!

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Release Date:

28 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cadillac Jack and Ponder See more »

Filming Locations:

Cleburne, Texas, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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