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Hard Country (1981)

R | | Drama | April 1981 (USA)
Ambitious young Jodie wants more out of life than the small Texas country town she lives in has to offer. Jodie realizes that in order to pursue her dreams she will have to leave Texas and ... See full summary »

Director:

David Greene

Writers:

Michael Kane (story), Michael Martin Murphey (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan-Michael Vincent ... Kyle
Kim Basinger ... Jodie
Michael Parks ... Royce
Gailard Sartain ... Johnny Bob
Sierra Pecheur Sierra Pecheur ... Mama
John Chappell John Chappell ... Daddy
Tanya Tucker ... Caroline
Daryl Hannah ... Loretta
Lewis Van Bergen ... Ransom
Ted Neeley ... Wesley
Curtis Credel Curtis Credel ... Dale
Scotch Byerley Scotch Byerley ... Aaron
Richard Lineback ... Larry
Elise Caitlin Elise Caitlin ... Cowgirl #1
Danone Camden Danone Camden ... Cowgirl #2
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Storyline

Ambitious young Jodie wants more out of life than the small Texas country town she lives in has to offer. Jodie realizes that in order to pursue her dreams she will have to leave Texas and move to the big city. However, her shiftless factory worker boyfriend Kyle wants to stay in Texas. Written by Woodyanders

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Taglines:

It's hard to stay. It's hard to leave. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jodie - Irgendwo in Texas See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$534,653

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$534,653
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Film debut of Kim Basinger See more »

Quotes

Caroline: A woman who needs space for herself gets out of Texas. It's a great place to be from and a great place to come home to but you've gotta leave it first, before it smothers you.
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Soundtracks

I LOVE YOU SO MUCH IT HURTS
Performed by Jerry Lee Lewis
Through the courtesy of Sun Records
Music and Lyrics by Floyd Tillman
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I was in it!
4 September 2014 | by andy1939See all my reviews

This was filmed in Bakersfield. I was a cowboy extra in the bar scenes. We drank Lone Star beer until they ran out and would only let us pretend to drink when film was in the camera LOL. A good friend was the stand in for Kim Basinger. Made $70/day and had a ball. Because of this I have a Kevin Bacon number of 2! How many can say that? When not in the scene we all played poker in a tent and got pretty wasted on that Lone Star. They fed us if we worked over 6 hours I think. Good sack lunches. One take was at night and was a blast. They used the Basque Club on South Union to film in. They had it all decorated like a Texas honky tonk bar which was the setting of the movie. One scene was shot in a small restaurant in town. I went to see it but discovered I was on the cutting room floor.


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